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Save The Manatee

Project: Save the Manatee<p>Manatees, also known as sea cows, are gentle, slow-moving herbivores that like to paddle about in shallow, slow-moving rivers, estuaries, saltwater bays, canals, and coastal areas. In the US, they can be spotted anywhere from Texas to Massachusetts, but they are mostly seen …

Manatees Are Not Dying Out as Quickly as Before

Congrats to manatees, who are no longer in immediate danger of being wiped out as a species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced that …

Environment group warns against reducing manatees' endangered status

US government move to downgrade the conservation status of manatees and green sea turtles is premature, group says, despite signs species are recovering<p>A US government move to downgrade the conservation status of manatees and green sea turtles is premature, an environment group has warned, despite …

The future of manatees is still far from certain

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered …

Florida manatees and green sea turtles are no longer near extinction

The populations of Florida’s west Indian manatees and green sea turtles have rebounded from perilously low levels, officials say, and are no longer at risk of extinction.<p>Since they were identified as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1991, and offered protection, Florida’s manatee …

Sea Turtles

Florida’s Secret Manatee Retreat

If Florida’s manatees could name their favorite winter resort, it might just be <b>Blue Spring State Park</b>.<p>When their home waters get too chilly, hundreds of the 1,000-plus-pound (more than 450 kg) creatures journey down the St. Johns River to the central Florida spring, where temperatures stay warm and …

Marine Mammals

Roly-poly manatees are making a comeback

Manatees — the gentle, roly-poly marine mammals once mistaken by sailors for mythic mermaids — have been classified as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1967. But that classification may soon change, and for the best possible reason: Manatees have been making a comeback.<p>Citing …

Over 300 manatees cause closure of Florida springs

Over 300 manatees are currently crowding into a small one acre plot of Three Sisters Springs in Florida, an incredible sight that has led to the temporary closure of the area.<p>The popular swimming and kayaking spot has been overrun (over-swum?) by heat-seeking manatees. According to Springs …

Hundreds of Manatees Huddle Together, Closing Down Popular Florida Springs

Manatees like to congregate in the area during cold weather and when it is high tide.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Time</i>.<p>About 300 manatees swam …

Marine Mammals

Manatees huddle in warm spring water to evade winter chill | CNN Travel

Hundreds of manatees crowd into a Florida spring to stay warm

As many as 500 manatees gather at a Florida spring to keep warm as temperatures in the area drop to 10 degrees Celsius<p>Like most sensible creatures, manatees, the sea cows that live in the waters around the US state of Florida, seek warmth when it's cold.<p>On Thursday morning, roughly 500 of the …

Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seas

A popular Florida wildlife refuge has been closed to swimmers, thanks to an influx of hundreds of manatees.<p>It’s estimated that as many has 400 manatees have crowded into the Three Sisters Springs, a refuge about 65 miles north of Tampa. About 1,000 manatees live in the Kings Bay and Crystal River …

Marine Mammals

Florida’s manatees are still in danger

Flamingos, palm trees and manatees. All three are living, breathing symbols of Florida. And they should be protected.<p>But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Hundreds of Manatees Clog Florida Wildlife Spring

Anyone hoping to swim with the manatees in Florida may have to wait a bit, as the manatees have taken up all the room for swimming.<p>Three Sisters Springs, a manatee refuge in Citrus County, about 65 miles north of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast, has been closed to the public because so many of the …

Monarch butterfly, manatee populations are on a big rebound

It was a big week for two hardship cases in the animal kingdom - manatees and monarch butterflies. Both are on the rebound.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that monarch butterfly populations were up an estimated 255 percent in a reserve Mexico created for their protection. …

Biodiversity

Monarch butterflies and manatees, oh my! These two animals are on a big rebound.

It was a big week for two hardship cases in the animal kingdom — manatees and monarch butterflies. Both are on the rebound.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that monarch butterfly populations were up an estimated 255 percent in a reserve Mexico created for their protection. …

Record Manatee Count May Mean New Risks For Cuddly 'Sea Cows'

A move to take manatees off the endangered list has conservationists worried.<p>Years of effort to protect manatees may be paying off, with the latest annual survey showing a record 6,250 of the beloved "sea cows" swimming in Florida waters.<p>The new tally, which was announced by state officials on Feb. …

Cute alert: Florida manatee gives birth to twins

SARASOTA, Fla. — Scientists say a manatee that swims in waters near Sarasota has given birth to rare twins.<p>The Herald-Tribune reports the manatee, Tomo-Bella, who has been observed by marine biologists since 1993, was spotted by an onlooker in a canal on Siesta Key this month with the twin …

SeaWorld opens manatee rehab area to viewing by park guests

SeaWorld Orlando, which has been rescuing and rehabbing sick or injured manatees since 1976, on Wednesday opened part of its manatee rehabilitation …

Oldest manatee in the world celebrates 65th birthday

A Manatee born in 1948 becomes the oldest manatee in captivity and celebrates his 65th birthday at the South Florida Museum.<p>The <b>South Florida Museum</b> is having a weekend of celebrations to mark the 65th birthday of their most famed marine mammals.<p>"Snooty" the oldest manatee living in captivity will …

Stylist Phillip Bloch breaks down the Met Gala's biggest trends

Fashion's night out! Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch breaks down the Met Gala's biggest trends as FEMAIL reveals how YOU can get the looks for much …

Sunglasses Styles on Trend for Spring Summer

Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun but aside from that, it can also complete your outfit and give it a stylish, cool vibe.<p>If there’s one …

This New Jewelry Trend Means You Can Now Live Your Whole Life in Ombré

You've already seen ombré hair, floral arrangements, and even wedding cakes (!), but now there's a new ombré trend happening and you're going to be obsessed.This summer is all...