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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 3 February 27, 2019

A Florida manatee (West Indian Manatee) enjoying the warm spring waters at Crystal River as a paddle boarder observes. Greetings! This is my third blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Did you know that manatees are actually nomadic? This means we love wandering around with no particular place to go.…

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What Do Manatees and Stingrays have in Common? December 29, 2016

  Two children from the Victory Martial Arts Academy in Apollo Beach, Florida enjoy a wonderful experience as they observe a few cownose rays at the new Stingray Touch exhibit found at the Manatee Viewing Center. Photo Courtesy (Lois Kindle) Greetings and Happy Holidays to you! Ok – here’s a question I bet you can’t…

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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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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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Happy Manatee Appreciation Day! March 25, 2015

Hey – it’s time to celebrate! Today, March 25th is Manatee Appreciation Day! I’ve made a giant seagrass cake to celebrate this awesome occasion! Manatee Appreciation Day is dedicated to raising awareness about us manatees. Manatee celebrations occur in Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico.  You can also find celebrations at Zoos and Marine Biology Centers.…

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2014 Florida Manatee Population June 18, 2014

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), as of January 2014, the manatee population was approximately 4,831. Their population count is recorded from aerial observation. These manatee aerial surveys are conducted during the winter season. This is because warm-blooded manatees stay in Florida waters during the colder months and will not migrate out…

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