Fun Children's Books about Manatees and Other Sea Life

Rising Sea Levels Target Southeast US! May 23, 2019

This map details moderate, high, and very high risk of flooding along southeastern Atlantic coast. Map courtesy of University of Central Florida/National Science Foundation. Greetings! Unfortunately, I have some sobering news on climate change. According to National Science Foundation researcher Dr. Betsy Von Holle, who recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management… … “Sea level…

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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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Surprising Ways to Combat Climate Change? April 24, 2019

Changing Human behavior towards Climate Change Equates to Removing Millions of Cars from the Road. Greetings! Here’s some sobering news for you on the major issue of Climate Change. According to the United Nations report from October 2018, the planet is racing toward 1.5 degrees of global warming as soon as 2030 unless we enact…

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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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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 3 February 27, 2019

A Florida manatee (West Indian Manatee) enjoying the warm spring waters at Crystal River as a paddle boarder observes. Greetings! This is my third blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Did you know that manatees are actually nomadic? This means we love wandering around with no particular place to go.…

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The Thwaites Glacier is Quickly Disappearing! February 14, 2019

An incredibly large cavity is now growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic, according to a new NASA report.             NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Greetings! I have some sobering news for you concerning climate change. According to the analysis of data collected from both Italian and German satellites, along with a NASA program called Operation…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 2 January 31, 2019

In winter, Florida Manatees enjoy the warm balmy water temperatures of both natural springs and warm water outflows from power plants. Greetings to you! Here is the second installment of my blogs talking about awesome manatee facts. There are actually three types, or species of manatees and unfortunately all three are in danger of eventually…

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