Fun Children's Books about Manatees and Other Sea Life

UN Report Unleashes Dire Warning – Sea Level Rise is faster than Forecast! September 26, 2019

Greetings! I have some rather sobering news for you concerning the serious issue of human-caused climate change. According to a new landmark report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Glaciers and ice sheets from the Himalayas to Antarctica are rapidly melting. And the fisheries that feed millions of people are shrinking.” There were more than 100 scientists from…

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Uncover the Majestic Beauty of the Nudibranch! September 18, 2019

Greetings! What would you say if I told you that the nudibranch is a rather high-class fashion model roaming around in our seas? What? Well it’s true! This is how famed National Geographic photographer David Doubilet described nudibranchs. Okay – now what-in-the-world is a nudibranch? A nudibranch (pronounced NEW-dee-bronk), is a soft-bodied, shell-less marine mollusk or sea slug. Their…

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Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo Coast Scientists Plead for Conservation Protection! August 21, 2019

Greetings! I have some interesting news for you. Western Australia’s World Heritage area of the Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo Coast are now hanging in the balance as scientists plead for additional conservation efforts. This area supports approximately 2,000 species of fauna and of course my first cousin, the dugong. Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick, Hope Spot Champion and Director of Oceanwise Australia explains, “this site…

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Estuary Restoration is Paramount for Manatees! August 8, 2019

Greetings! Did you know that a manatee’s habitat relies on estuaries? It’s true. Estuaries, along with their surrounding wetlands are actually bodies of water. And they are mostly found where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries are home to unique plant and animal communities, which have adapted to brackish water – a blend of fresh water…

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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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