Super Bowl-predicting manatee forecasts Denver win

Jan. 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Florida manatee renowned for his accurate Super Bowl predictions has forecast a win for the Denver Broncos while his tank mate picked the Seattle Seahawks.

The Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota said Buffett the manatee, who has correctly chosen the winners of the past six Super Bowls, swam to a picture of the Broncos' logo Friday and bumped it with his snout, indicating a prediction of a Denver victory in the game this upcoming Sunday, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Monday.

"He's definitely on a roll," said Kat Nicolaisen, supervisor of manatee research at Mote Marine Aquarium. "If he picks 10 years in a row, we'll have to sign him up with SportsCenter or a Vegas bookie or something."

Buffett's half-brother, Hugh, cast a dissenting opinion Friday and swam to the Seahawks logo. Hugh has correctly chosen four winners in the past six Super Bowls.

Nicolaisen, who donned a Denver jersey for Friday's event, said she was pleased by Buffett's prediction.

"This year is very special for me," she said. "I was born in Littleton, Colo. I was 13 the last time the Broncos made the Super Bowl."

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