Articles tagged: Save the Manatee Club

November welcomes “Manatee Awareness Month!” October 31, 2017

Florida Manatees swimming and enjoying the warm 72 degrees Fahrenheit clear water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! It’s time to celebrate because November is Manatee Awareness Month! Yes… once again, it’s that time of year again when us manatees begin seeking warmer waters in Florida as…

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November is Manatee Awareness Month! October 4, 2017

Florida Manatees swimming and enjoying the warm 72 degrees Fahrenheit clear water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! Well – it’s almost that time of year again when us manatees begin seeking warmer waters in Florida as the temperatures start to cool off. And to kick off…

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November is Manatee Awareness Month! November 2, 2016

    November is Manatee Awareness Month! The Manatee is Florida’s official state marine mammal.  Photo – Courtesy David Schrichte Greetings! I have some great news for you … November is Manatee Awareness Month! We manatees are endangered marine mammals. We are also warm-blooded and need water temperatures at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit or we…

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan Opposes Feds Downlisting of Manatees! April 6, 2016

Manatees swim near the sanctuary at the entrance to Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. ALAN YOUNGBLOOG / GATEHOUSE FLORIDA   Greetings! Today I want to talk about the extremely important topic of downlisting our manatee status from “endangered” to “threatened” by the Federal Government.  On Monday, April 4th, U.S. Rep., Vern Buchanan’s office sent…

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2016 Annual Florida Manatee Count … 6,250! February 26, 2016

  Photo Credit/Miami Herald Greetings! Here’s some great news for you… The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently completed its annual aerial survey and reported a new record of 6,250 manatees!  This is about 200 more Florida manatees than last year. The highest count prior to 2015 occurred in 2010, when the FWC counted…

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November is Manatee Awareness Month! November 3, 2015

  Photo courtesy savethemanatee.org It’s that time of the year to celebrate again!  Why?  Because November is Manatee Awareness Month!  Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott signed the Manatee Awareness Month proclamation. This signing is actually a tradition recognized and supported by the governors of Florida over the past several years.   Its purpose is to raise public…

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SeaWorld Orlando Rehabilitates Orphaned Manatee Calf! September 10, 2015

A female manatee calf is bottle-fed by a SeaWorld animal care expert. The 3-week-old manatee was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Ormond Beach.  Photo Courtesy of (SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)   I received a new seamail talking about an orphaned female manatee calf being rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation in…

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