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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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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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New Rules at Three Sisters Springs Protect Manatees! March 3, 2015

  Photo By Courtesy/Alan Youngblood/Ocala Star-Banner Great news for my manatee buddies at Three Sisters Springs!  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just added new rules to help protect manatees from a large visitor increase in recent years. As of Monday, March 2, 2015, the new rules ban kayaks, canoes, and inflatables from the warm…

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Three Sisters Springs Yields to Manatee Herd! January 29, 2015

I learned the recent cold weather has forced a large heard of my manatee buddies (528 manatees) into the warm waters of Three Sisters Springs. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed Three Sisters Springs to swimmers, snorkelers and kayakers.  Manatees are warm-blooded and we need water temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit…

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