Latest Manatee Update from Blue Spring State Park!
The river temp had dropped all the way to 64F (18C). The Park staff counted 38 but we could only find 23 although some were still coming in after the roll call was over. We ID’d 23 manatees but only one was a Save the Manatee Club adoptee. That was Una and she and her calf were almost in the springhead. There should be many more manatees as the week goes on. #manatee#savethemanatee#adoptamanatee#manateeseason#webcam#manateecam#bluespringstatepark
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Featured adoptee: Merlin!
Meet a manatee adoptee: Merlin!
One of the manatees seen by Jacques Cousteau when he visited Blue Spring State Park in 1970.
Enjoy a short video and learn more about Merlin in today’s story! #manatee#savethemanatee#adoptamanatee
751320 January, 2020
Mangroves are the keystone species of the inter-coastal environment because their tangled forests form thick and intertwining roots that anchor islands and aquatic grass beds to the earth, preventing erosion and doubling as nurseries for hundreds of species! Some of these species include the vulnerable Manatee as well as an estimated 75% of the game fish and 90% of the commercial fish species found in South Florida. These increasingly rare forests also filter the water that flows between their roots, creating purified regions within the bay for young rays, sharks, and fish species to learn and grow safely. Mangroves are one of the most highly valued ecological habitats, but it also faces challenges in the form of water pollution and overdevelopment. With coastline property being a highly prized commodity, and with 90% of Florida’s Mangroves found in southern Florida, there's been a stiff decline in these forests over the last three decades to make room for expanding populations. Without these shelters, Manatee mothers in Biscayne Bay would have a harder time finding food to sustain an ever-growing calf, and the multi-billion-dollar fishing industry would decline steadily, and all for a bit of oceanfront property. Protect what you love, friends! DM me for details on the original artwork if you’re interested! Prints now available in my gallery! 😘
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Meet Kapstone, a manatee that was rescued in November from St. Simon's Island due to cold stress. After a few weeks in our care, we were able to return her to the water for a second chance at life.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 💙❄️ Open today (Christmas Eve) Closed Tomorrow (Christmas Day) We’re seeing over 80 manatees! Trolley 🚎 departs every 30 mins pick up @ 123 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River. Happy Holidays from Three Sisters Springs 🤗 • •
Latest Manatee Update from Blue Spring State Park!
Today the river temp was 61F (16C). We counted 497 manatees. The Save the Manatee Club adoptees were Lucille, Howie, Nick, Lenny, Lily, Phyllis, Una, Deep Dent, Floyd, Phillip, Merlin, Paddy Doyle and Whiskers. Doc took Phillip’s place as the late guy. It was good to see Lucille and Merlin again. #manatee#savethemanatee#adoptamanatee#manateeseason#bluespringsstatepark
Been busy working on something a bit different today, I’m creating some ocean sculpted pieces which includes this adorable Manatee. I’ll be selling these creations to help raise money for conservation projects, more on that soon. 🖤 I love these beautiful and intelligent creatures!
New page: COMMENT 1 or 2 below to vote what happens next! ❤️ “Why hallo Hugh, I thought it must be you, with all that noise!” Kitty said. “What brings you down from space?”
“Oh, looking in on my friends, keeping in the loop,” Hugh replied. “How’s my favorite feline?”
“Peculiar, actually,” Kitty said. “Look here, someone left this key! What do you suppose it’s for?” What happened next? Comment your choice:
1. “Now that you mention it, I heard Costume Llama got one too! Let’s go find out if it’s true!
2. “I don’t know, but through the window I can clearly see that there’s a sloth in your kitchen.” Story updates Friday! Comment 1 or 2 here, or come by JPG@TheBank in Lafayette CA and vote in person!
This year we've been doing a lot more #homeschooling events in nature!! I love homeschooling my boys because we aren't glued to a TV all day, we learn in nature, through #nature . They're interacting with every age group. We explore new things. They sleep better. Are much happier. Which means I'm much happier!! It has not just grounded me but has helped me realize how crazy life is and how hard it is to take accountability for your own actions and roles in different situations and relationships in life. We live in a fast pace world...Let's slow down life and enjoy every moment! #peacelove
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Be manatee aware!☀️ boaters be on the lookout for these cuties as they seek warmer waters!
Reminder! This is from FWC: Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, annoy or molest manatees.
Harassment charges include:
•give food to manatees
•use water to attract manatees to your boat, dock or marina (etc.) where manatees may be harmed
•separate a cow and her calf
•disturb manatee mating herds
•pursue manatees or chase them from warm water sites
•disturb resting manatees
•hit, injure or harm manatees
•jump on, stand on, hold on to or ride manatees
•grab or kick manatees
•block a manatee's path if one or more moves toward you
•use your vessel to pursue or harass manatees
•hunt or kill manatees
If you are swimming or paddleboarding and a manatee approaches you or swims under you, stay still and let them pass, they are curious creatures. Do not pet them. That makes them feel safe to approach boats and 2019 was a record year of boat strikes on manatees.
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Help protect endangered manatees in Belize!
It’s time for our Annual “Cocktails for the Manatees” event! If you can’t make it to Belize for this incredible fundraiser, you can still help protect manatees by donating today! Click link in Bio for more information.
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Brrr! Even Florida can get cold!
For my friends who can’t put on a hoodie and stay indoors it is crucial that they go into the warmer waters of the #springs to stay warm! Please be respectful of any #manatees you might find in the #florida springs- they need to be there!
I will be staying in and watching the birds at the feeder today!
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How about this beautiful face!! Amazing right! So blessed today to be out and about and get to have FUN with these beautiful creatures!! They are so quiet. Still. Meditative. #carpediem#manatee
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Big manatee magic 💞💞💞
Who else thinks we need a manatee emoji, STAT!
Spot my twirls - and then the little cuties checking out what's kickin' at one of my most recent show rehearsals @ @wrs.ig. They're so adorable and intelligent, I can't even with these bundles of precociousness!