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Robert Scott Thayer

Robert Scott Thayer

Manatee Awareness Month – Manatee Facts! November 20, 2020

Greetings – Happy Manatee Awareness Month! To celebrate manatees, here’s a blog on manatee facts.  The manatee is a large marine mammal with a paddle-shaped tail and two flippers. Interestingly, the manatee is closely related to elephants.  Yours truly is actually a Florida manatee. I’m also known as a West Indian Manatee. The Antillean manatee is also known as a West Indian Manatee.…

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November is “Manatee Awareness” Month! October 29, 2020

Greetings! It’s time to celebrate manatees once again because November is Manatee Awareness Month! Yes, it’s that time of year when us manatees begin seeking the naturally warmer spring waters in Florida as the temperatures start to cool off. And thanks to my good friends at Save the Manatee Club, they would like to remind you if you are a…

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September 2020 Heat Melts Record! October 19, 2020

Greetings! Today I have more sobering news on human-caused climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explained, “Earth reached a record hot September and there’s nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe’s hottest year on record.” NOAA continued and said, “Boosted by human-caused climate change, global temperatures averaged 60.75 degrees (15.97 Celsius) last…

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Fossils Show Ice Age Manatees lived in Texas! October 6, 2020

Greetings! Here’s some more awesome manatee news for you! You may already know that during the summer months, some adventurous and curious manatees (Florida manatees and Antillean manatees) leave Florida and Mexico and check out the coasts of Texas. And when fall and winter return, they swim back home to warmer waters. It was very interesting research done by The…

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Is Climate Change Responsible for Dying Elephants? September 22, 2020

Greetings! As you may know from my previous blogs, the elephant is actually related to the manatee. Unfortunately, veterinary scientists now confirm a bacterial toxin is responsible for a huge amount of elephant deaths this year in the Botswana region of Africa. The scientists explain that this toxin “is thriving more because of warming temperatures in the water bodies…

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The Arctic Now a New Climate Because of Global Warming! September 15, 2020

Greetings! My latest blog has more difficult news for you on climate change. Scientists have revealed that “the effects of global warming in the Arctic are so severe that the region is shifting to a different climate, one characterized less by ice and snow and more by open water and rain.” The researchers also said, “Sea ice in the Arctic has declined…

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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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COVID-19 May Be “A Walk in the Park” Compared to Climate Change? August 18, 2020

Greetings! I’ve just read a new blog by Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates talking about both COVID-19 and climate change. Of course, they are both incredibly severe global events, which are devastating to human lives and economies. COVID-19 is only about nine months old. This pandemic has already created havoc across the planet. As of this writing and using the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center figures, there are…

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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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