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Off the Chart Heat Records Bake Europe! July 31, 2019

Greetings! Here’s more sobering news about the ongoing historical effects of Climate Change… According to AccuWeather, “Europe’s second heat wave of summer 2019 has spread record high temperatures across the continent, making Paris surpass its hottest temperature ever recorded. The city has never been hotter than it was on Thursday (7/25), as the heat wave pushed temperatures to…

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Bali Bans All Single Use Plastic! July 25, 2019

Greetings! Here is some good news about banning single-plastic use items… …According to Bali Governor, Wayan Koster from an article in the Jakarta Post, “Bali has banned the use of single-use plastic items in a bid to cut down on ocean pollution.” This new law, which bans plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam, went into effect on July 2nd, after Bali’s six-month…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 6 July 11, 2019

Greetings! This is my sixth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. You know – it’s really not a bad life at all being a manatee! Why? Because the manatee has no real agenda to follow. And get this – a normal day for a manatee is spent swimming, eating, resting and…

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Kobee Manatee® Celebrates July 4th! July 2, 2019

Greetings! Well it’s that historical time of year again when we celebrate our nation’s birthday! Can you believe the USA is now 243 years old? The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day or simply July 4th. This historic day has actually been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, traditionally Fourth of…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 5 June 25, 2019

Florida manatees enjoying the warm balmy waters at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! This is my fifth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Manatees actually make good parents! The manatee gestation period is about one year. Well – it is actually the female manatee…

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Due to Evolution Manatees lose Protection from Pesticides? May 16, 2019

Prism light from the sun falls on a Florida manatee. Unfortunately, evolution leaves it and other marine mammals defenseless targets of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. Photo courtesy: Jay Campbel/Getty Images Greetings! I have some sobering news for you regarding my manatee buddies along with many other marine mammals. According to an article in the journal Science,…

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Dungongs Decreasing in Abu Dhabi! April 10, 2019

The dugong is closely related to the manatee and is also an herbivore.  Photo Matthieu Juncker Greetings! Here’s an informative blog for you because it has to do with my close relative, the dugong. Like manatees, dugongs are also known as sea cows because they are also herbivores and eat plants. And just like the…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 4 March 27, 2019

A Florida manatee (West Indian Manatee) enjoying the naturally warm water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, FL Greetings! This is my fourth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Manatees usually don’t dive more than 10 feet. However, they can dive as deep as 33 feet, which is…

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March to the Green with Seagrass Awareness Month! March 15, 2019

Seagrasses are the main food source for the vegetarian diet of manatees. Seagrasses can also be found in many locations of our planet, from the waters right here in Florida, to other global tropical regions, and as far north as the Arctic Circle. Greetings to you!  St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and I thought it…

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Author Robert Scott Thayer Signs Kobee Manatee® Books in Florida! March 6, 2019

Author Robert Scott Thayer with some of his Kobee Manatee® Fans at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Robert Scott Thayer, author of the award-winning Kobee Manatee® Children’s Educational Picture Book series recently toured and visited some of Florida’s extraordinary manatee festivals. Thayer is the creator of the Kobee Manatee® series published by Thompson Mill Press,…

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