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Can Manatees Get West Nile Virus? August 27, 2020

Greetings! We all know that nasty itch from a mosquito bite, along with the possibility of the pesky inscet injecting a disease such as West Nile Virus. With that said, can a mosquito bite a manatee and possibly give it West Nile Virus? Absolutely! Mosquitoes which transmit diseases such as West Nile don’t just bite humans, horses or…

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2020 Manatee Mystery Deaths Increase July 21, 2020

Greetings! Unfortunately, I have some sobering news for you concerning our 2020 manatee deaths in Florida. Judging by the latest numbers, Florida is on pace to have one of its deadliest years for manatee deaths. “While 606 manatee deaths were reported in Florida in 2019, there have already been 355 deaths during the first six…

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Manatee Facts: Part 3 June 25, 2020

Greetings! Here is part 3 of my Marvelous Manatee Facts for you!  Did you know that both state and federal laws protect us manatees? That’s right! We are a rare marine mammal that needs special protection. In fact, we’re currently listed as endangered. Webster’s Dictionary defines endangered as, “a type of animal or plant that has become…

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Manatee Facts: Part 2 June 17, 2020

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 our entire life in the water and mammal means we breathe air just like humans breathe air. And in…

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See Manatees at Walt Disney Resort! June 3, 2020

A Note on COVID 19 – Walt Disney World Resort has plans to welcome guests back to its theme parks as part of a “phased reopening beginning July 11, 2020” pending state approval.   Greetings! Did you know there are manatees living at Walt Disney World Resort? Absolutely! And the very cool thing about this, you can get…

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Manatee, Sea Cow, Which One? May 27, 2020

Greetings! Today I’d like to talk about the difference between a manatee and a sea cow. Guess what? There actually is no difference!  All of us manatees are big, very slow moving, curious, marine mammals spending the majority of our time eating a nice in-water vegetarian diet, resting, and traveling. Then where did the name sea cow come from?…

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Manatee Facts: Part 1 May 14, 2020

Greetings! Here is part 1 of my blog for Cool and Interesting Facts about Florida Manatees! All of us manatees are very slow moving, curious, marine mammals spending the majority of our time eating a nice vegetarian diet, resting, and traveling. In general, we manatees are rather shy. However, the curiosity bug is definitely wired into…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 12 May 5, 2020

Greetings! Here are some more awesome manatee facts for you. 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 Florida manatee.  And since some…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 11 April 23, 2020

Greetings! Manatee season recently ended here in Florida. But that’s not stopping me from continuing the awesome manatee fun! Here’s a quick rundown on 11 marvelous manatee facts! Manatees are Marine Mammals Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals. Marine means we live our entire life in the water and mammal means we breathe air just like humans breathe…

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