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11 Marvelous Manatee Facts – Part 2! March 7, 2018

Manatees are enjoying the warm balmy water of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! Here is part 2 of my Marvelous Manatee Facts for you! Now take a look at another 11 fascinating facts all about us manatees… Manatees are Marine Mammals Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals. Marine means we live…

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Are Florida Manatees Enjoying Winter in Cuba? May 7, 2015

In an earlier blog, I discussed the great news that the manatee population in Florida has been slowing increasing over this past year. Cheers!  Now – here’s where it gets even more interesting… …Are some of us friendly manatees vacationing in Cuba during winter?  There are no accurate records of just how many manatees are…

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Agencies predict more Boats in Water this Season! April 30, 2015

Because of increased watercraft traffic forecasted this season, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with other local Florida agencies helping to protect us endangered manatees. The beautiful waterways in Jacksonville total an amazing 125 square miles. With that amount of water real estate, odds are pretty good that you will encounter a manatee. Jacksonville…

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Manatee Collisions with Watercraft are Down! April 7, 2015

It’s time to celebrate again! Watercraft collisions with manatees are down this season!  Our manatee season closed on March 31st when the slow-speed zones for us ended. We’re now heading out into the open waters eating seagrass and enjoying much larger real estate to swim in! The slow-speed zones will go into effect again on…

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Fed Agency Under Fire for Manatee Interaction March 19, 2015

Manatee interaction at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge  Photo Courtesy Scott Audette/Reuters Manatee interaction looks gentle enough at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. And I’m told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who manage the refuge allow swimming and touching of manatees. However a lawsuit…

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Lowry Park Zoo Manatee Rehab Milestone! January 15, 2015

I just learned that the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital located at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida released its 202nd manatee! What a milestone…Congratulations! The hospital’s focus is on critical care for injured, sick and orphaned manatees. And here’s something that’s really cool … It is the only non-profit acute care unit…

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Red Tide: A Manatee Nightmare May 7, 2014

How can it be that insanely small microscopic algae called Karenia brevis, known as red tide, has the ability to kill hundreds of large majestic manatees in a very short period of time? It’s because of the deadly toxin they produce which is known as brevetoxin. These harmful algal blooms called HABs come together when…

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