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What’s the History of “Manatee Awareness” Month? November 14, 2018

The rare and threatened Florida manatee enjoying the balmy warm water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! I recently blogged about how November is Manatee Awareness Month! In this blog, I would like to talk about the history of this wonderful occasion for increasing awareness of manatees. It was back in 2005, when…

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November is “Manatee Awareness” Month! November 5, 2018

Florida Manatees swimming and enjoying the warm 72 degrees Fahrenheit clear water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida (Photo: Robert Scott Thayer) Greetings! It’s time to celebrate once again because November is Manatee Awareness Month! Yes, it’s that time of year when us manatees begin seeking the naturally warmer waters in Florida as the temperatures start…

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Manatee Facts – Quiz 3 October 2, 2018

Greetings! This blog is a continuation on the unique Florida manatee (yours truly). This is the third installment in a series of quizzes to test your awesome manatee knowledge! Just select your answer from each of the choices under the question. You’ll find the answer key located at the bottom of this blog. OK – are you…

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Worst Red Tide Bloom in Over a Decade Destroys Marine Mammals – Wipes Out Marine Life! August 8, 2018

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials rescue manatee in distress from devastating Red Tide. (Photo/Susan Smart/Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission) Greetings! You’ve probably heard me talk about how we manatees have “no enemies.” Well – that’s right; alligators, sharks, and all marine life bring manatees no harm at all.  However, every so often an unfortunate event happens,…

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Global Manatee Interest Soars – Thanks to China’s “Chimelong Ocean Kingdom” Winner of 5 Guinness World Records! June 27, 2018

Visitors enjoying the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park in Zhuhai, China. Photo: Stefan Zwanzger Greetings! Here’s some record-breaking news that really makes a BIG Splash for you… …The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park located in Zhuhai, China is considered the world’s largest aquarium! It has “seven salt and fresh water aquariums,” holding a total of “12.87 million gallons of…

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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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Florida May Break Record for Annual Manatee Deaths March 22, 2018

2018 could turn out to be a bad year for manatee deaths in Florida. Greetings! You’ve probably read and experienced this extremely cold, snowy, and harsh winter, which doesn’t want to loosen its grip even though Spring 2018 is now here! Well, as I’m sure you know, manatees are warm-blooded and need water temperatures of…

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Discover Manatee Magic at Blue Spring State Park! November 21, 2017

Florida manatees take refuge in the balmy warm 72 degree Fahrenheit water at Blue Spring State Park located in Orange City, Florida! November is Manatee Awareness Month!   Greetings! The celebration of Manatee Awareness Month continues with the surge of Florida manatees now majestically swimming in the warm balmy waters of Blue Spring State Park…

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