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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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Manatee Trivia (Part 2)! April 6, 2017

The Florida Manatee Greetings! I thought it would be fun in continuing my manatee trivia for you. So here is the second installment. You’ll definitely impress your friends and family with your newfound manatee knowledge! Once again, manatees are very large marine mammals with two flippers and a body tapering down to a paddle-shaped tail.…

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Guacamole-Thick Algae Invades Florida’s Coasts! July 6, 2016

Toxic blue-green algae invades miles of Florida’s coastline and marinas forcing them to close. Photo credit – Greg Lovett The Palm Beach Post via AP Greetings! All of us manatees, in addition to a whole lot of frustrated Floridians are having a real-life nightmare dealing with a huge encroaching guacamole-thick algae bloom!  It was first…

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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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Cuba’s Endangered Manatee is a Rare Sight Indeed! June 12, 2015

James “Buddy” Powell researches manatees in Cuba Photo Credit STEVE NEWBORN / WUSF NEWS Now that we’re normalizing relations with Cuba, it’s interesting to learn more about the manatees living there. So I received some news from some manatee buddies in the southernmost part of Cuba. It’s called the Island of Youth and this area is…

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