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Can Manatees Get West Nile Virus? August 27, 2020

Greetings! We all know that nasty itch from a mosquito bite, along with the possibility of the pesky inscet injecting a disease such as West Nile Virus. With that said, can a mosquito bite a manatee and possibly give it West Nile Virus? Absolutely! Mosquitoes which transmit diseases such as West Nile don’t just bite humans, horses or…

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Red Tide: A Manatee Nightmare May 7, 2014

How can it be that insanely small microscopic algae called Karenia brevis, known as red tide, has the ability to kill hundreds of large majestic manatees in a very short period of time? It’s because of the deadly toxin they produce which is known as brevetoxin. These harmful algal blooms called HABs come together when…

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