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Manatee Monday, Part 2 — Snorkeling with Manatees at Crystal River

Last Friday, Crystal River did not live up to its name. It was murky and the crystal clear waters that I remembered had a visibility of only about six feet. In some respects, however, it added an element of mystery, when, as … Continue reading

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Manatee Monday, Part 1 — A Hopeful but Still Uncertain Recovery

It wasn’t so long ago when the conversation regarding Florida manatees was not whether or not they would become extinct but rather how quickly their extinction would happen. Fortunately, efforts to save the manatee have paid off. In 1991, the … Continue reading

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Washburn, the Saga of the Wandering, Wayward & Pregnant Manatee

What an 800 pound West Indian manatee was doing hanging around Washburn Island, near Falmouth, MA at the end of September is unclear, and the manatee wasn’t talking. The waters near Cape Cod in Autumn are not a good place for … Continue reading

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Manatee Orgy Stops Traffic in Florida, Again

Recently, what is being described as a “manatee mating ball” stopped traffic on the Courtney Campbell Causeway between Tampa and Clearwater, Florida. Dozens of people abandoned their cars to line the shore to watch manatees having sex. Video after the … Continue reading

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