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November is Manatee Awareness Month! November 2, 2016

    November is Manatee Awareness Month! The Manatee is Florida’s official state marine mammal.  Photo – Courtesy David Schrichte Greetings! I have some great news for you … November is Manatee Awareness Month! We manatees are endangered marine mammals. We are also warm-blooded and need water temperatures at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit or we…

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2016 Annual Florida Manatee Count … 6,250! February 26, 2016

  Photo Credit/Miami Herald Greetings! Here’s some great news for you… The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently completed its annual aerial survey and reported a new record of 6,250 manatees!  This is about 200 more Florida manatees than last year. The highest count prior to 2015 occurred in 2010, when the FWC counted…

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Discover Manatee Season … Starting Today! November 15, 2015

An artist’s rendering of the manatee viewing center under construction by Florida Power & Light at its plant at Riviera Beach. This center is slated to open in February 2016. (Courtesy Florida Power & Light / Sun Sentinel)   I have some cool news for you! If you never saw one of us manatees, now…

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Miami Seaquarium Releases Piper the Manatee! October 14, 2015

  Photo courtesy of Miami Seaquarium Here’s great news for you! Today, my manatee buddy Piper, was released back into the wild from the Miami Seaquarium! It was back In May, some five months ago, Piper became trapped in a pump station in the New River, located in Fort Lauderdale. City workers there actually discovered…

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SeaWorld Orlando Rehabilitates Orphaned Manatee Calf! September 10, 2015

A female manatee calf is bottle-fed by a SeaWorld animal care expert. The 3-week-old manatee was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Ormond Beach.  Photo Courtesy of (SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)   I received a new seamail talking about an orphaned female manatee calf being rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in…

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Fort Lauderdale Female Manatee Rescued! May 13, 2015

Photo credit (Amy Beth Bennett) Yikes…It was a close call for one of my manatee friends who unfortunately got caught in a pump station by Fort Lauderdale’s New River!  As she swam through the structure, a grate blocked her path.   Then when she tried turning around and going back to where she started from, the…

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Manatees Spotted in the Harris Chain of Lakes! April 23, 2015

It sure looks like a few manatees other than myself, enjoy going out on adventures! Cpl. Matt Farner, in charge of the Lake County sheriff’s marine-patrol unit has been on the Harris Chain of Lakes in roles of a deputy, a fisherman, and a boater.  The Harris Chain of Lakes is located northwest of Orlando,…

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