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Manatee Facts – Quiz 5 October 29, 2018

Greetings! This blog is a continuation on the unique Florida manatee (yours truly). This is the fifth 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…

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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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Uncover the Lethal Effects of Red Tide on Manatees March 21, 2016

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur nearly every summer along the nation’s coasts. Often, the blooms turn the water a deep red. Greetings!  Today I’d like to talk about something called Red tide, which can be very lethal to us manatees.  Red tide occurs when algae in the water begins growing out of control. This…

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Red Tide: A Manatee’s Personal Danger May 8, 2014

I really don’t have any enemies to speak of. Even sharks won’t bother me! However there’s one nightmare I have to deal with from time to time. It’s called red tide. Red tide is made up of microscopic water plants (algae). These algae can start growing out of control in the water where I swim.…

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