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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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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 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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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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12 Awesome Manatee Facts! August 17, 2018

Two Florida Manatees, also known as West Indian Manatees are enjoying Florida’s warm waters Greetings! Since manatee season is right around the corner, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown on 12 awesome manatee facts! The manatee is the wonderful gentle giant of the ocean. And when I say giant, I mean giant! I’ll explain…

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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 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 8) – The Dugong! October 10, 2017

A dugong happily eating seagrass, much like its distant manatee cousin. Photo Courtesy: Abdallah Taher Greetings! Today I’d like to continue with installment eight of manatee trivia, where I’ll give you a Q&A on my very close cousin – the dugong! What is the main difference between the dugong and the manatee? The main difference…

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