Articles tagged: NOAA

Red Tide – A Manatee’s Unfortunate Reality June 13, 2018

Harmful algal blooms known as HABs become present when groups of algae known as Karenia brevis grow out of control producing toxic effects on manatees (marine mammals), people, fish, shellfish and birds. These HABs are also known as Red Tide because of their reddish color. Greetings! You’ve probably read some of my previous blogs on manatees and…

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Climate Change Continues Tightening its Global Grip! May 11, 2017

A canal with briny water in Bao Thuan Village, Vietnam. Climate change is increasing salt content of water in land located in South Vietnam. The most affected area is the Mekong River Delta, which is home to 17 million people. It produces around 50 percent of Vietnam’s rice harvest. This increase in salt now affects…

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July 2016 – Hottest Month Ever on Record! August 18, 2016

    July is typically the hottest month of any year. However, NOAA indicated that July 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded. It had a global average temperature of 16.67 degrees Celsius (62.01 degrees Fahrenheit).   Greetings! As I’m sure you know, we manatees are warm-blooded marine mammals and we need water temperatures of at least…

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