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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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Uncover the Lethal Effects of Red Tide on Manatees March 21, 2016

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur nearly every summer along the nation’s coasts. Often, the blooms turn the water a deep red. Greetings!  Today I’d like to talk about something called Red tide, which can be very lethal to us manatees.  Red tide occurs when algae in the water begins growing out of control. This…

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New Manatee Rehab Center Slated for Jacksonville Zoo! July 30, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Brittney Hendricks     I just received a new seamail stating that the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens broke ground for a new Manatee Rehabilitation Center!  This is great news because the new facility will be the first of its kind in northeast Florida that completely focuses on the critical care and rehabilitation of…

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2 Florida Manatees Still Missing! June 25, 2015

Manatee with Tracking Device. Photo Courtesy:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission I just heard everyone is still searching for 2 manatees still missing in Florida.  The name of the first manatee unaccounted for is Stokes. In May, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on their facebook page about Stokes. They said he…

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Scientists Report Stokes the Manatee Missing GPS! May 26, 2015

Three Sisters Springs, Citrus County, during 2015 manatee aerial survey Photo credit (FWC) I just learned from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission that my manatee buddy, Stokes, is missing his GPS tracker!  Stokes actually wears a belt with a tether, which supports his floating GPS radio tag. It is the Sea to Shore Alliance…

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