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Can Manatees Get West Nile Virus? August 27, 2020

Greetings! We all know that nasty itch from a mosquito bite, along with the possibility of the pesky inscet injecting a disease such as West Nile Virus. With that said, can a mosquito bite a manatee and possibly give it West Nile Virus? Absolutely! Mosquitoes which transmit diseases such as West Nile don’t just bite humans, horses or…

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Manatee Facts Part 4: Threats to Survival August 9, 2020

Greetings! Here is part 4 of my Marvelous Manatee Facts for you!  Manatees are currently listed as threatened, meaning that we are currently in danger of becoming an endangered species within the foreseeable future. The following are major threats that manatees face every day… Cold Weather – In Florida during the winter months when it has…

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Manatee Facts: Part 2 June 17, 2020

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 our entire life in the water and mammal means we breathe air just like humans breathe air. And in…

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See Manatees at Walt Disney Resort! June 3, 2020

A Note on COVID 19 – Walt Disney World Resort has plans to welcome guests back to its theme parks as part of a “phased reopening beginning July 11, 2020” pending state approval.   Greetings! Did you know there are manatees living at Walt Disney World Resort? Absolutely! And the very cool thing about this, you can get…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 12 May 5, 2020

Greetings! Here are some more awesome manatee facts for you. Florida Manatees, (yours truly :-)) actually belong to the order Sirenia and are a subspecies of the West Indian manatee.  The other subspecies of the West Indian manatee is called the Antillean manatee. The United States is the only country where you’ll find the Florida manatee.  And since some…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 10 April 9, 2020

Greetings! Manatee season has just ended here in Florida. But that’s not to stop me from continuing the awesome manatee fun! Here’s a quick rundown on 11 marvelous manatee facts! The manatee is the wonderful gentle giant of the ocean. Thanks to all of the conservation efforts over the years, the West Indian manatee — that’s the…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 9 March 18, 2020

Greetings! In this blog, I’m continuing my manatee trivia for you in the format of a question and answer, true or false. So here is the ninth installment. I know you will really impress your friends and family with your newfound manatee knowledge! Okay – here’s some very cool manatee trivia in the form of…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 7 February 19, 2020

Greetings! Here is the seventh installment of awesome manatee facts for you. It’s worth repeating that we manatees are very large marine mammals with two flippers and a body tapering down to a paddle-shaped tail. I’ll be talking about the largest relative in the manatee order called, the Sirenians. And I know you’ll be amazed at…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 6 February 8, 2020

Greetings! Here is the sixth installment of awesome manatee facts for you. It’s worth repeating that we manatees are very large marine mammals with two flippers and a body tapering down to a paddle-shaped tail. I’ll continue the manatee trivia in the form of the Q&A session, which seems to work great! Here it is……

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