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Red Tide – A Manatee’s Unfortunate Reality June 13, 2018

Harmful algal blooms known as HABs become present when groups of algae known as Karenia brevis grow out of control producing toxic effects on manatees (marine mammals), people, fish, shellfish and birds. These HABs are also known as Red Tide because of their reddish color. Greetings! You’ve probably read some of my previous blogs on manatees and…

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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 – Manatee Diet Recap (Part 6) May 22, 2018

West Indian Manatees at Blue Spring State Park – Orange City, Florida. Photo courtesy: Liquid Productions Greetings! Here’s another one of my blogs on manatee facts. This is now (Part 6). In this installment, you’ll find more awesome manatee factsI’ve presented over these last few years! Today, I’ll be talking about the diet of us…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 5) May 10, 2018

Florida manatees enjoying the warm 72 degrees Fahrenheit crystal clear water in January at Blue Spring State Park.  Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings to you! Here’s a continuation of my blog on manatee facts. I’m now up to (Part 5). In this installment, you’ll find some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last…

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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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Florida May Break Record for Annual Manatee Deaths March 22, 2018

2018 could turn out to be a bad year for manatee deaths in Florida. Greetings! You’ve probably read and experienced this extremely cold, snowy, and harsh winter, which doesn’t want to loosen its grip even though Spring 2018 is now here! Well, as I’m sure you know, manatees are warm-blooded and need water temperatures of…

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11 Marvelous Manatee Facts – Part 1 February 21, 2018

Manatees are seen eating aquatic plants because they are herbivores. Greetings! Since manatee season is still in full swing here in Florida, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown on 11 marvelous manatee facts! The manatee is the wonderful gentle giant of the ocean. Thanks to all of the conservation efforts over the years,…

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Meet Children’s Author Robert Scott Thayer at Manatee Lagoon – Saturday February 3rd & Sunday February 4th! December 14, 2017

Discover all the fun and excitement of Florida manatees at Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach, Florida! Admission is free! Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! I have awesome news for you! Meet my author Robert Scott Thayer, and celebrate the two-year anniversary of Manatee Lagoon, located in Riviera Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th! As…

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