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Manatees and PFCs- The Future of Contaminant Studies

Kady Palmer, Eckerd College

In my previous post, “The Problem with PFCs- Seeking Answers in Plasma”, the abundance of perfluorinated chemicals, or more specifically perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), was analyzed in manatee plasma and correlated to variables such as site, water temperature, and blood chemistry. 565 more words

Homosassa Springs State Park-Home of Manatees

Over on the west coast of Central Florida lies the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.  Part of the 174 Florida State Parks, this attraction was once one of the many roadside attractions that were on US Hwy 19 down the coast, along with nearby Crystal River and Weeki Wachee Springs.  472 more words

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

~ Hanna Lang, World’s Slowest Animals Prove Speed Isn’t Everything.  Incredible photos show the earth’s most sluggish—but maybe most determined—animals on land, air and sea.


Manatee mascot enters the fray over Confederate monuments

Even after his unexpected — and untimely — death, Snooty the manatee may still wield a lasting legacy on his community, where the longest-living manatee in captivity was a beloved figure for nearly seven decades. 220 more words

RIP Snooty (a Bradentucky legend)

Bradentucky Man is pissed.  I just can’t believe it’s true.  I woke up yesterday, went online and saw that Bradentucky’s precious mascot Snooty had died… 242 more words


DUH'Merica reblogged this on Duh'Merica and commented:

Trump and Russia possibly colluded to kill world's oldest Manatee in captivity........ (comedy, or is it???)

Snooty the manatee dies aged 69 after accident in South Florida Museum

Snooty, the world’s oldest captive Florida manatee, has died in an accident just one day after a big celebration to mark his 69th birthday.

The longtime South Florida Museum… 355 more words


Tubing at Blue Springs

There’s quite a few places to go tubing in Central Florida. Yesterday some friends and I decided to check out Blue Springs. It was about an hour ride for those of us further west and 40min from the east side of Orlando. 211 more words