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Articles in category: Manatee Facts

Red Tide – A Manatee’s Unfortunate Reality June 13, 2018

Harmful algal blooms known as HABs become present when groups of algae known as Karenia brevis grow out of control producing toxic effects on manatees (marine mammals), people, fish, shellfish and birds. These HABs are also known as Red Tide because of their reddish color. Greetings! You’ve probably read some of my previous blogs on manatees and…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 7) May 29, 2018

Florida Manatees also known as West Indian Manatees at Blue Spring State Park – Orange City, Florida       Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! Here’s another one of my blogs on manatee facts. This is the seventh installment, where you’ll find more awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! The manatee is a large marine…

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Manatee Facts – Manatee Diet Recap (Part 6) May 22, 2018

West Indian Manatees at Blue Spring State Park – Orange City, Florida. Photo courtesy: Liquid Productions Greetings! Here’s another one of my blogs on manatee facts. This is now (Part 6). In this installment, you’ll find more awesome manatee factsI’ve presented over these last few years! Today, I’ll be talking about the diet of us…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 5) May 10, 2018

Florida manatees enjoying the warm 72 degrees Fahrenheit crystal clear water in January at Blue Spring State Park.  Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings to you! Here’s a continuation of my blog on manatee facts. I’m now up to (Part 5). In this installment, you’ll find some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 4) May 1, 2018

The West Indian Manatee Greetings! Here’s a continuation of my blog on manatee facts (Part 4). It reviews some of the awesome manatee factsI’ve presented over these last few years! Manatees are currently listed as threatened.  And the definition of threatened under the Endangered Species Act in the United States is defined as “any species,…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 3) April 24, 2018

The Florida Manatee Greetings! Here’s the continuation of my blog on manatee facts (Part 3). It reviews some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! Did you know that both state and federal laws protect us manatees? That’s right! We are a rare and unique marine mammal that needs special protection.…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 2) April 11, 2018

A Florida Manatee enjoying a nibble of seagrass. Manatees eat between 10% and 15% of their body weight daily! Greetings! Here’s the continuation of my blog on manatee facts (Part 2). It reviews some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! You may have learned from reading part 1’s blog,…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 1) April 5, 2018

The Florida Manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee. Florida Manatees, (yours truly :-)) actually belong to the order Sirenia and are a subspecies of the West Indian manatee.  The other subspecies of the West Indian manatee is called the Antillean manatee. The United States is the only country where you’ll find the…

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11 Marvelous Manatee Facts – Part 2! March 7, 2018

Manatees are enjoying the warm balmy water of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! Here is part 2 of my Marvelous Manatee Facts for you! Now take a look at another 11 fascinating facts all about us manatees… Manatees are Marine Mammals Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals. Marine means we live…

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