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Manatees (Trichechus manatees) By: Vincent Lyons

Manatees and their effect on the everglades

The West Indian manatee, plays a crucial role in the Florida Everglades. The main thing manatee does from day to day is eat half of their body weight in vegetation, however this helps the ecosystem by reducing the overgrow of turtle grass, shoal grass and a variety of other vegetation. 365 more words

Conservation Celebrations

Hello! So last month we all got to celebrate Giant Pandas being no longer officially endangered. Finally they moved up the IUCN list to being stated as vulnerable. 413 more words


Bucket List Item: Swimming with Manatees

There’s only one place in Florida that is legal to swim with Manatees and that’s Crystal River on the gulf side of Fl. Due to regulations, that may be changing very soon. 290 more words

Things to do in Orlando

I thought Orlando was all about theme parks. But there’s another, altogether more interesting, side to Orlando and I’d like to share it with you. 72 more words


Blue Springs State Park, Apopka Fl

Blue Springs State Park is located in Apopka, Fl. It is a manatee preserve and Natural Spring with an area dedicated for snorkelers and divers. Every day hundreds of people come here for a dip in the springs and to watch the wildlife. 133 more words

Herbivorous Marine Mammals

iPhoneOgraphy – 09 Oct 2016 (Day 283/366)

Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). 497 more words