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Estuary Restoration is Paramount for Manatees! August 8, 2019

Greetings! Did you know that a manatee’s habitat relies on estuaries? It’s true. Estuaries, along with their surrounding wetlands are actually bodies of water. And they are mostly found where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries are home to unique plant and animal communities, which have adapted to brackish water – a blend of fresh water…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 6 July 11, 2019

Greetings! This is my sixth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. You know – it’s really not a bad life at all being a manatee! Why? Because the manatee has no real agenda to follow. And get this – a normal day for a manatee is spent swimming, eating, resting and…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 5 June 25, 2019

Florida manatees enjoying the warm balmy waters at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! This is my fifth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Manatees actually make good parents! The manatee gestation period is about one year. Well – it is actually the female manatee…

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Due to Evolution Manatees lose Protection from Pesticides? May 16, 2019

Prism light from the sun falls on a Florida manatee. Unfortunately, evolution leaves it and other marine mammals defenseless targets of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. Photo courtesy: Jay Campbel/Getty Images Greetings! I have some sobering news for you regarding my manatee buddies along with many other marine mammals. According to an article in the journal Science,…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 4 March 27, 2019

A Florida manatee (West Indian Manatee) enjoying the naturally warm water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, FL Greetings! This is my fourth blog installment talking about some very cool and awesome manatee facts. Manatees usually don’t dive more than 10 feet. However, they can dive as deep as 33 feet, which is…

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Manatee Facts for Fun – Part 1 January 23, 2019

In winter, Florida Manatees at Blue Spring State Park enjoy its warm balmy water temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit.   Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! Since we’re in the heart of manatee season I thought in this blog, I’d give you some awesome manatee facts. Yours truly is actually a Florida Manatee. With that said the…

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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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Manatee Facts – Quiz 3 October 2, 2018

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

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12 Awesome Manatee Facts! August 17, 2018

Two Florida Manatees, also known as West Indian Manatees are enjoying Florida’s warm waters Greetings! Since manatee season is right around the corner, I thought I’d give you a quick rundown on 12 awesome manatee facts! The manatee is the wonderful gentle giant of the ocean. And when I say giant, I mean giant! I’ll explain…

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