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Sorry to be a bummer again, but this week there was an NPR story about how manatees aren’t the only animals dying in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon – pelicans and dolphins are dying too. The problem is that there aren’t very many manatees to begin with. Here’s a cute manatee to make you feel better. […]

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Remember when we decided to “adopt” Rosie the Manatee? Well, the paperwork has gone through. Yes, I’m sure Jimmy Buffet approves of your parenting. Thank you to everyone who’s bought a Mana-tee from Wicked Skatewear. Christmas is coming, you know. In three months. But still. It’s been a lousy year for manatees, with a huge […]

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What’s cuter than a manatee? Or a dog? How about a dog hanging out with some manatees? Thanks Leet for the tip!

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Continuing with our frequent Manatee Adventures in Nature series, we took an afternoon to hang out at and near Lake Vancouver in Washington. Mostly, we walked around, explored the park (not busy at all for a Saturday afternoon that started out sunny), and spent some time doing some much-needed nothing. Manatee likes hanging out with […]

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Manatees, like any other animal, enjoy simple summer activities like hanging out at the river and skipping rocks.     Well, that’s a good one, Manatee. Looks nice and flat. But how are you gonna huck it? Those flippers aren’t made for skipping.     This approach didn’t give quite the desired effect, either. The […]

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Manatee Monday: Meet Rosie!

Thanks to roller man-a-tee shirt sales*, we were able to adopt Rosie the Manatee. Rosie has been living in captivity since 1968, and is one of the permanent manatees at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. She hasn’t been released due to an equilibrium issue that causes her to swim in circles. We’ll have regular updates […]

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Hey guys! We’ve sold enough t-shirts since my last donation to the Save the Manatee Club to adopt a manatee! Who would you like to adopt, blog readers? The following four are living in, or sometimes live in, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, which I visited last November. One of these ladies we adopt could […]

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Aw. Manatees have big hearts, literally! That’s according to a new study from the University of Florida. Happily, this news led me to google image this manatee art.   Aw.

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This Manatee Monday, we have some brand-new adventures for you! My husband and I took this weekend as an opportunity to relax before I finish my book and birth our baby. Naturally, our manatee friend loves the beach, so he came along for the ride. Manatee is pretty content to hang out and look out […]

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What does your dad want for Father’s Day? He probably doesn’t want a tie, and who knows what else he has, but I’ll bet he doesn’t have a manatee. You can’t buy a manatee (can you buy the wind?) but you can adopt one for your pop. Do that or get him some nice bourbon. […]

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