Jul 18, 2019 - On Thursday, it was time to go for the 800-pound manatee, which they named Bago. For almost a half a year, Bago hung out with other sick or injured manatees and received treatment from veterinarians
Jul 14, 2019 - The female manatee, which measured nine feet and weighed an estimated 1,000 pounds, got stuck during low tide in a shallow, muddy area of the Matanzas River off Ocean Avenue and east of San Marco Avenue.
Feb 11, 2019 - There's several things that make experiencing another trip around the sun happy and more palatable. For myself, one of those things is being underwater in the manatee's world. It has become a tradition for me to express my appreciation to the manatees.
Jan 29, 2019 - This is the time of year when Floridians, snowbirds, and visitors alike head to the warmer waters of springs and electric plants and even nuclear plant complexes to watch our favorite manatees.
Jan 8, 2019 - To say it was a rough 2018 for Florida manatees is an understatement. According to FWC, more than 800 died last year and a good chunk of those deaths were from boating accidents. More than 100 died by boat.
Dec 20, 2018 - Manatees are on the move. Winter weather seems to drive nearly everything to Florida, from human winter residents to migratory birds. Even manatees migrate this time of year as water temperatures begin to fall.
Dec 16, 2018 - Rare twin manatees Millennium and Falcon have been released back to their home in the Florida Keys. With satellite tracking transmitters strapped to their bodies, the two marine mammals were returned to waters leading to Florida Bay on Thursday.
Nov 2, 2018 - The manatees are back. Tampa Electric Co. opened its Manatee Viewing Center for the season this week with a few improvements. The overflow parking lot will now have a 75-kilowatt solar array, which will shade the shuttle bus waiting area.
Oct 30, 2018 - So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of about 6,000 estimated to live in Florida waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Oct 8, 2018 - Red Tide is a manatee's enemy because its toxicity could kill us very quickly! You see red tide is an extremely toxic algae bloom that forms when the water is warm and there are plenty of nutrients for it to live on.
Oct 1, 2018 - The death toll for marine life continues to rise as a toxic red tide bloom stretches along more than 100 miles of Florida's southwestern coast. Ride tide is the suspected culprit of six more manatee deaths in Sarasota County over the weekend.
Sep 27, 2018 - The red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon worldwide and the bloom in our area has been around since last October. It is still here but hopes are that it will subside as cooler weather, and cooler water, arrives.
Sep 19, 2018 - A Sarasota Marine Patrol Officer helped Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservations Commission with a sick manatee on Wednesday. The manatee was found near a bridge on South Boulevard of the Presidents near St. Armands Circle.
Sep 13, 2018 - Wednesday morning, four rehabilitated manatees from Sea World arrived at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for a stay of undetermined length ' while they're now healthy, they can't be released into their home waters due to red tide.
Sep 11, 2018 - As we near manatee season, divers collected several bags of trash to make the area safer for the sea cows. The bags of debris that line the intracoastal pose a problem with the sea cows migrating here starting in November.
Aug 20, 2018 - 2018 has not been a good year for Florida's iconic manatees. A total of 540 sea cows have died in the last eight months, surpassing last year's total of 538 deaths, according to figures posted Monday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
Aug 16, 2018 - Scientists are urging Pensacola area beachcombers and boaters to be on the lookout for manatees affected by a large toxic algae bloom stretching from the waters off Tampa through the Florida Keys.
Aug 10, 2018 - Suncoast photographer Cindy Desmond sent pictures to ABC7 of a gathering of dozen manatees near the N. Jetty tonight. Some concerned bystanders, called Mote Marine thinking they may be in distress due to the red tide.
Nov 9, 2017 - A manatee named Lagoona has a new home at the South Florida Museum. Lagoona, who is about 2 years old, was rescued May 29 from Mosquito Lagoon on the east coast of Florida, according to the museum.
Aug 18, 2017 - LEESBURG ' Wildlife experts think a female manatee that has called the Harris Chain of Lakes home for more than a year has given birth to a calf here.It could be the first of its kind to be born in Lake County.
Jun 21, 2017 - As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to be particularly alert while boating and to report sightings of these gentle giants online.
May 16, 2017 - Manatees, those gentle giants with flat, paddle-shaped tails, have inspired the legends of mermaids. We are fortunate that our very own island of Trinidad is the home of these amazing animals also known as sea cows.
Apr 1, 2017 - The manatee has finally been removed from the U.S. endangered species list after almost 45 years, but some are arguing this isn't news to celebrate ' and that it may actually hurt the animal's chances of survival.
Mar 22, 2017 - A new study including Mote Marine Laboratory's resident manatees indicates that the marine mammals' body whiskers are almost as sensitive as their facial whiskers in analyzing their underwater surroundings and detecting vibrations in the water.
Jan 16, 2017 - Mangroves and manatees will flourish in a Florida with fewer hard freezes, but a warmer world could crimp other critters while benefiting invasive creatures less kind to native wildlife, as well as humans.
Jan 5, 2017 - Since manatees have no natural predators, it's not scary at all to see an alligator swimming in their midst. That's what a web camera captured Friday at Blue Spring. An alligator floated on the crystal water as manatees swam and grazed below.
Jan 4, 2017 - The program will be presented by Ezra Appel and James Burke of Friends of Spoil Islands, a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the spoil islands.
Nov 23, 2016 - While local malls and stores are likely to be busy on Friday, Blue Spring State Park also expects to see an attendance upsurge as word begins to spread that the park's most famous visitors ' its manatees — have begun returning in larger numbers.
Oct 13, 2016 - A pregnant Florida manatee pulled from waters off Falmouth in September and currently under the care of Mystic Aquarium staff will be moved Tuesday to SeaWorld Orlando, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Charles Underwood.
Sep 30, 2016 - A pregnant manatee transported last week from Nantucket Sound to a temporary home at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut will likely leave for Florida within the next two weeks, aquarium spokeswoman Dale Wolbrink said Wednesday
May 30, 2016 - Florida manatee populations are increasing, according to a team of researchers, which means that holiday and summer boaters must mind the manatee zone signs to avoid harming these gentle giants
Apr 17, 2016 - TAMPA ' The federal proposal to scrub the West Indian manatee from the endangered species list received 22,606 emailed comments from the public, with more than 20,000 coming in the final two weeks of the comment period.
Apr 8, 2016 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Senator Bill Nelson is urging federal fish and wildlife officials to keep the Florida manatee listed as an endangered species. In January, the agency proposed reclassifying the manatee's status from endangered to threatened
Apr 2, 2016 - From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft. FWC law enforcement officers will be on patrol in state waters.
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