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Environmental DNA Detection: New Method for Monitoring Manatees

Researchers use new wildlife sampling technique to identify site occupancy of Manatees in a more accurate, less intrusive, cheaper manner.

Listed by the IUCN as a vulnerable species, the West Indian Manatee is a prime candidate for conservation efforts[1]. 359 more words

Ecology & Environmental Science

A Quick Visit to Crystal River, Florida

We recently found ourselves in Crystal River, home of the manatees, and it’s a sweet town that makes for a great outing. We barely dipped our toes in here, but here are some ideas for your next trip! 355 more words

RV Life

Big rocks in the water

From far away it looks like big rocks out there in the water. They were really manatees.

It’s not often you can get this close to manatees. 162 more words

Florida Animals

The Terror of the Seas

About manatees.

No really, I have a story about sea cows.

Following the yellow brick road led me back to sunny Florida. I love Florida. It’s one of my favorite states. 299 more words


Locals Recommend: Homosassa State Park

We’ve met some lovely people here in Tampa, and upon hearing that I wanted to take my parents to see some manatees one of them recommended Homosassa State Park. 425 more words

Locals Recommend

Manatees in T-Shirts and Other Notes

I used to carry a notebook to jot down the random thoughts I’m prone to in case one turned out to be the inspiration for a best-selling book. 1,089 more words


Blue Springs Crystal Clear Water and Manatee Refuge

Blue Springs is one of Florida’s many state parks. It is known for it’s crystal clear swimming water, in season. It’s also a place where manatees take refuge during winter months (November to March). 491 more words