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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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Manatee Interaction: Look, but Don’t Touch! June 8, 2015

Photo credit KEITH RAMOS/USFWS It’s really important to know the rules of swimming where us manatees are swimming. Y ves Delpech of Sunshine River Tours at Crystal River explains, “You have to be really quiet.”  If a manatee approaches you, don’t touch it. Because we’re endangered, there are strict rules in place for interacting with…

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Scientists Report Stokes the Manatee Missing GPS! May 26, 2015

Three Sisters Springs, Citrus County, during 2015 manatee aerial survey Photo credit (FWC) I just learned from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission that my manatee buddy, Stokes, is missing his GPS tracker!  Stokes actually wears a belt with a tether, which supports his floating GPS radio tag. It is the Sea to Shore Alliance…

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Fort Lauderdale Female Manatee Rescued! May 13, 2015

Photo credit (Amy Beth Bennett) Yikes…It was a close call for one of my manatee friends who unfortunately got caught in a pump station by Fort Lauderdale’s New River!  As she swam through the structure, a grate blocked her path.   Then when she tried turning around and going back to where she started from, the…

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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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