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Fun things to do in Central Florida

Central Florida has so much to offer, within two and half hours you can go from the East coast to the West coast with Springs and trail in between. 101 more words

Matthew Guest Blogs: Moonlight Kayaking Adventures

Guest blogger today! Well semi-guest blogger.  Matthew and I took a nighttime kayaking trip and about halfway through the excursion it was very obvious that I needed to do a split blog recap.   645 more words


Swimming with "Mermaids" in Florida

An hour and a half from Orlando, Florida lies the sleepy town of Crystal River.  Tourists come here in the winter months to swim with the West Indian manatees, that come inland to escape the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico.   411 more words

Florida Lawmakers Want Manatees Listed As 'Endangered'

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SARASOTA (CBSMiami/AP) — One of Florida’s favorite sea creatures may be about to receive some more protection.

Some Florida lawmakers want manatees back on the endangered species list. 144 more words


Study says Florida manatees safe for now

Population expected to double in the next 50 years

Staff Report

Biologists say current conservation efforts for Florida’s manatees should suffice to help the marine mammals survive for at least the next 100 years. 756 more words


Do You Want to Meet a Manatee?

If you are planning a drive along the eastern coast, whether it be just Florida or the entire US, make sure you include a visit to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. 627 more words


Florida congressmen ask Interior Secretary to reverse manatee decision

A group of 11 Florida congressmen have asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to overturn the March 30 downgrading of the Florida manatee’s status to threatened from endangered. 315 more words