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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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Manatee, Sea Cow, Which One? May 27, 2020

Greetings! Today I’d like to talk about the difference between a manatee and a sea cow. Guess what? There actually is no difference!  All of us manatees are big, very slow moving, curious, marine mammals spending the majority of our time eating a nice in-water vegetarian diet, resting, and traveling. Then where did the name sea cow come from?…

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Manatee Facts: Part 1 May 14, 2020

Greetings! Here is part 1 of my blog for Cool and Interesting Facts about Florida Manatees! All of us manatees are very slow moving, curious, marine mammals spending the majority of our time eating a nice vegetarian diet, resting, and traveling. In general, we manatees are rather shy. However, the curiosity bug is definitely wired into…

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Manatee Facts – Knowledge Challenge 11 April 23, 2020

Greetings! Manatee season recently ended here in Florida. But that’s not stopping me from continuing the awesome manatee fun! Here’s a quick rundown on 11 marvelous manatee facts! 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…

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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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