Articles tagged: Antillean manatee

Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 7) May 29, 2018

Florida Manatees also known as West Indian Manatees at Blue Spring State Park – Orange City, Florida       Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! Here’s another one of my blogs on manatee facts. This is the seventh installment, where you’ll find more awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! The manatee is a large marine…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 2) April 11, 2018

A Florida Manatee enjoying a nibble of seagrass. Manatees eat between 10% and 15% of their body weight daily! Greetings! Here’s the continuation of my blog on manatee facts (Part 2). It reviews some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! You may have learned from reading part 1’s blog,…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 1) April 5, 2018

The Florida Manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee. 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…

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Manatee Trivia – Part 1 to 7 September 6, 2017

Florida manatees enjoying the balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit water at Blue Spring State Park.  Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! As Floridians are evacuating due to the approach of major Hurricane Irma, I am also swimming out of the area with many of my other manatee buddies. As a result, I thought I’d bring you some of my…

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Is the Antillean Manatee Population Dangerously Low? August 24, 2017

The Antillean manatee along with the Florida manatee are sub-species of the West Indian Manatee Greetings! It is no surprise when I tell you here all three of the planet’s manatee species are threatened and are in real danger of going extinct. Namely, the Amazonian Manatee, the African Manatee, and the West Indian Manatee with…

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Manatee Trivia (Part 7) – The Antillean Manatee! June 28, 2017

The Antillean Manatee swimming off the coast of warm and sunny Puerto Rico. Greetings! Ok – I thought I would continue my manatee trivia for you in the format of a question and answer, true or false. So here is the seventh installment. I know you will really impress your friends and family with your newfound…

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Manatees May Soon Become Extinct in Belize? April 14, 2017

The West Indian Manatee Subspecies = The Florida Manatee + The Antillean Manatee Greetings! Today I’d like to talk about the recent downlisting of manatees from endangered to threatened. On March 31, 2017, The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) re-classified the West Indian Manatee from “endangered” to “threatened.” The manatee has been listed as…

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Manatee Trivia (Part 1)! March 29, 2017

Florida manatees enjoying the balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit water at Blue Spring State Park.  Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! Today I thought it would be fun to gather some really cool manatee facts for you. You’ll definitely impress your friends and family with your newfound manatee knowledge! Manatees are very large marine mammals with two flippers…

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The Extraordinary Florida Manatee! October 13, 2016

A Florida manatee mom escorting her calf at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! I thought I’d recap some really cool and interesting facts about us Florida manatees in this blog. As some of you may already know yours truly, Kobee Manatee is a Florida manatee. And my home is at Blue…

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