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Can Climate Change Affect Manatees? April 20, 2021

The Florida manatee is a threatened species and as climate change begins affecting its main food source – seagrass, these ecosystem changes will bring an adverse effect to this marine mammal. Greetings to you! As you know, I’ve been blogging on the subject of Climate Change. This week, I want to talk about the perils…

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5 Manatees Released back to their Habitat! March 24, 2021

Here are two of the five manatees released from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Photo/Joel Bells Greetings to you! I’m fairly sure you’ll enjoy this blog, as it definitely brings you great manatee news! Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens recently released 5 rehabilitated manatees back into their natural habitat. And this release was the largest in the…

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Christmas Trees Live Underwater Too? December 13, 2020

Hello! Happy Holidays to you! 2020 sure has been a challenging year for each of us. However, I think you’ll find this seasonal blog pretty cool, especially since you and I are in the heart of the Holiday Season. Did you know that there is actually a living organism in the ocean called a Christmas Tree…

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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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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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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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2020 Manatee Mystery Deaths Increase July 21, 2020

Greetings! Unfortunately, I have some sobering news for you concerning our 2020 manatee deaths in Florida. Judging by the latest numbers, Florida is on pace to have one of its deadliest years for manatee deaths. “While 606 manatee deaths were reported in Florida in 2019, there have already been 355 deaths during the first six…

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