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Kobee Manatee® Celebrates July 4th! July 2, 2019

Greetings! Well it’s that historical time of year again when we celebrate our nation’s birthday! Can you believe the USA is now 243 years old? The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day or simply July 4th. This historic day has actually been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, traditionally Fourth of…

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March to the Green with Seagrass Awareness Month! March 15, 2019

Seagrasses are the main food source for the vegetarian diet of manatees. Seagrasses can also be found in many locations of our planet, from the waters right here in Florida, to other global tropical regions, and as far north as the Arctic Circle. Greetings to you!  St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and I thought it…

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11 Marvelous Manatee Facts – Part 2! March 7, 2018

Manatees are enjoying the warm balmy water of Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Greetings! Here is part 2 of my Marvelous Manatee Facts for you! Now take a look at another 11 fascinating facts all about us manatees… Manatees are Marine Mammals Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals. Marine means we live…

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Are Florida Manatees Enjoying Winter in Cuba? May 7, 2015

In an earlier blog, I discussed the great news that the manatee population in Florida has been slowing increasing over this past year. Cheers!  Now – here’s where it gets even more interesting… …Are some of us friendly manatees vacationing in Cuba during winter?  There are no accurate records of just how many manatees are…

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Agencies predict more Boats in Water this Season! April 30, 2015

Because of increased watercraft traffic forecasted this season, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with other local Florida agencies helping to protect us endangered manatees. The beautiful waterways in Jacksonville total an amazing 125 square miles. With that amount of water real estate, odds are pretty good that you will encounter a manatee. Jacksonville…

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Manatee Collisions with Watercraft are Down! April 7, 2015

It’s time to celebrate again! Watercraft collisions with manatees are down this season!  Our manatee season closed on March 31st when the slow-speed zones for us ended. We’re now heading out into the open waters eating seagrass and enjoying much larger real estate to swim in! The slow-speed zones will go into effect again on…

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Fed Agency Under Fire for Manatee Interaction March 19, 2015

Manatee interaction at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge  Photo Courtesy Scott Audette/Reuters Manatee interaction looks gentle enough at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. And I’m told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who manage the refuge allow swimming and touching of manatees. However a lawsuit…

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