Articles tagged: West Indian Manatee

Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 2) April 11, 2018

A Florida Manatee enjoying a nibble of seagrass. Manatees eat between 10% and 15% of their body weight daily! Greetings! Here’s the continuation of my blog on manatee facts (Part 2). It reviews some of the awesome manatee facts I’ve presented over these last few years! You may have learned from reading part 1’s blog,…

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Manatee Facts – Recap (Part 1) April 5, 2018

The Florida Manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee. 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…

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11 Marvelous Manatee Facts – Part 1 February 21, 2018

Manatees are seen eating aquatic plants because they are herbivores. Greetings! Since manatee season is still in full swing here in Florida, I thought I’d give you 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,…

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Manatee Trivia – Part 1 to 7 September 6, 2017

Florida manatees enjoying the balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit water at Blue Spring State Park.  Photo: Robert Scott Thayer Greetings! As Floridians are evacuating due to the approach of major Hurricane Irma, I am also swimming out of the area with many of my other manatee buddies. As a result, I thought I’d bring you some of my…

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Is the Antillean Manatee Population Dangerously Low? August 24, 2017

The Antillean manatee along with the Florida manatee are sub-species of the West Indian Manatee Greetings! It is no surprise when I tell you here all three of the planet’s manatee species are threatened and are in real danger of going extinct. Namely, the Amazonian Manatee, the African Manatee, and the West Indian Manatee with…

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Manatee Trivia (Part 5)! May 23, 2017

A Florida Manatee is navigating the St. Johns River and turning into Blue Spring State Park so it can enjoy the warm, balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit water, which gushes out every day of the year. Greetings! OK – here’s my fifth installment for you all about some very cool manatee trivia. It’s worth repeating that…

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Manatee Trivia (Part 4)! May 3, 2017

The subspecies of the West Indian Manatee includes the Florida Manatee and the Antillean Manatee. Greetings! OK – let’s continue manatee trivia with my fourth installment 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. Here’s some more very…

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