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Yesterday, we took Manatee to a place where manatees don’t usually go – the top of an extinct urban volcano. It was a perfect day for a walk with our buddy. Or, in his eyes, an adventure. He doesn’t really get out much. Going slow is not a problem for manatees. They can’t even ride […]

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A couple of weeks ago, a one-day-old manatee calf washed up on the beach in Puerto Rico. Luckily, she was found and taken in for rehabilitation, with the hope that she’ll be able to be released in two years.  It’ll take about $17,500 to feed her for those two years. Per the Save the Manatee […]

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Good job, Florida lady! If you see an orphaned manatee, call someone, okay? This little guy needed help. This was kind of a stubborn baby manatee, though. It didn’t especially want to be picked up, and then it was a little confused about breathing. Babies sometimes, am I right? The little buddy is now at Sea […]

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Manatee Monday: Mother’s Day

Manatee moms and calves are totally tight. If manatees had calendars, they’d probably give their moms a bunch of sea grass for Mother’s Manatee MonDay, because manatee moms are pretty nice. Manatee babies (calves) stay with their moms for one to two years, even after the babies are weaned. They hang out together, and the […]

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I’ve seen a lot of manatee videos, but this one made me yelp at about 30 seconds or so. OMG BABY MANATEE. You’re killing me. I don’t condone the patting of manatees, but most people say it’s fine to give them an open-handed pat with one hand. If the manatee really wants to hang out […]

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This week’s Manatee Monday also happens to be Earth Day, so we thought we’d bring you a brief environmental message.   Manatee enjoys nature, of course – especially eating it. However, we had to have a little environmental lesson for Earth Day, because all he really knew about conservation was “don’t pollute water” and “be […]

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My husband isn’t the only musical one in this house. Unfortunately, most instruments are designed to be played by humans with arms and fingers, but that doesn’t stop Manatee from trying.   Hmm. The xylophone is kind of tough when you’re working with flippers. And when you sit on the xylophone, it muffles the sound […]

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We’ve mentioned Snooty before in passing, but this guy really deserves his own Manatee Monday entry. Who’s Snooty? Only the most famous manatee in the world! He’s lived in the Parker Aquarium at the South Florida Museum, and since 1949. Yes, 1949. Snooty is going to be 65 years old in July. Holy crap! He’s the […]

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I love Spring. Even if it’s a little cold or dreary, spring flowers bring me hope of warm weather to come.   Wait, is there someone back there? Hi, Manatee! Don’t eat that, please.   ***** Hi, new readers! We usually talk about roller derby here,  but Monday is reserved for manatees. Why? Because I […]

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Sad news, guys. Record numbers of Florida manatees have died this year due to red algae blooms. 181 manatees have died. If we say there are about 5000 manatees living in the wild (because we googled it and that seemed about right), that means that more than 3% of the population has died. That’s a […]

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