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Manatees will be spending more time in the warm spring water at Wakulla Springs State Park as winter approaches and temperatures begin to drop. You can see them most days on the river boat cruise and/or from the viewing docks and dive tower. 49 more words


Fun at the zoo in late July.

Not everyone gets to see a barred owl up close. At the zoo you can although I zoomed in on his face to get closer. Mr. 98 more words

Lowry Park Zoo

Swimming & Kayaking with Manatees

Last year, my family and I went on the single greatest vacation that I have ever been on. Ever since I was little when my mom got me a bracelet with a manatee on it (strange choice btw), I have loved manatees. 66 more words


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