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What’s the History of “Manatee Awareness” Month? November 14, 2018

The rare and threatened Florida manatee enjoying the balmy warm water at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! I recently blogged about how November is Manatee Awareness Month! In this blog, I would like to talk about the history of this wonderful occasion for increasing awareness of manatees. It was back in 2005, when…

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November is “Manatee Awareness” Month! November 5, 2018

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 once again because November is Manatee Awareness Month! Yes, it’s that time of year when us manatees begin seeking the naturally warmer waters in Florida as the temperatures start…

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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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