The Manatee is apart of a group of large aquatic plant-eating animals that are called the Sirenia. The “Steller’s Sea Cow” was also apart of this group until they were hunted to extinction by humans less than 30 years after they were first scientifically found and described in 1741. The sea cows, like the Manatees, were described as gentle giants. Their only real defense against being HARPOONED were their incredibly thick hides. The team has researched and found a journal that notes “they seemed to have been unusually loyal to one another”, which proved to be more of a liability than an asset when the men began hunting them for “food”. They had, in the words of the journalist , “an uncommon love for one another, which even extended so far that, when one of them was hooked, all the others were intent upon saving him.” When the hunters harpooned one of the sea cows, others would rush to its defense, making a circle around their wounded comrade. When they killed a female, the hunters were astonished to see that the males would visit the beach where they laid pieces of their loved ones’ corpses. It seemed that they couldn’t comprehend the devastating loss they faced as a Collective.
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😏 SUP, girl? You from out of town? 🥰😂 @celinechasteen had a cute first date with this charming #manatee in Jupiter, Florida.
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As the waters off the mid-Atlantic coast warm up, it’s not unusual to spot some seasonal visitors swimming in our local waterways—manatees!
These gentle giants, which are primarily found in Florida, travel north every summer in search of food. After all, the Chesapeake Bay is full of sea grasses, their favorite food.
Click the link in our bio for more info—including what to do if you spot a manatee.
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For #the100dayproject I filled up an entire sketchbook with pencil studies of #100endangeredspecies Sometimes it took quite a few attempts to get the right feel for the shape and character of the species. Here you can see how my illustrations developed for the Amazonian manatee and pichi armadillo. Have a relaxing Sunday folks (I may head back to bed!- been up all night with a poorly dog 😓- but I did get to see an amazing starry sky at 2.30am 🌟)
Mr. I eat what I want and don’t fear the consequences 🐳 haha 🌝😂
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Fødselsdagslook 😜🐳🏊♀️🐬🥽🇩🇰 Det er ikke tit at min fødselsdag starter 5.45, men søkøer er åbenbart bedst om morgenen... 😴 Det var dog værd at stå op for, og der blev både set søkøer, fisk, delfin, skildpadde, krabber, pelikaner og kilder 👌🏻❤️ #antonsenpåeventyr#manatee#fødselsdag#godtmanerflotivåddragt
Volleyball is going down tonight on Siesta Key and then heading to YA's house to swim, grill & chill 😎 Meet at the tennis courts on Siesta at 5pm. We will play volleyball until sunset and then head to Nick's house. See you guys tonight ready to have fun! 🤘
Did you know these facts before? Let us know which ones you knew before! •
𝐏𝐒: Keep your eyes open the next few days for a very special encounter with a dugong.
• Dugongs can get up to 70 years old.
• Dugongs can stand on it's tail with it's head above the surface of the water.
• They're the only animal in the sea which diet solely consist of plants and sea grass. • The Dugong is connected to the elephant! Male dugongs also grow tusks when they reach maturity.
Do you want to see a dugong in real life? Sent us a private message! 🐟
Time to break out your Friday dance!💃🕺 lol We're just excited that it's the weekend, and we have your "What's Happening" update. 😀Don't forget Friday Fest at the Van Wezel tonight!🎭 Also, it's Christmas in July🎄🎅☃️ this weekend in Venice, and there are all kinds of fun sales and activities. This Sunday, there is a yogi class at the Robinson Preserve NEST that would be a great way to start the next week!🌺🌻🌸 We wish everyone a Happy Wonderful Weekend!💙🌊💜
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Guess what? Our pal and collaborator colleague @kristinbrowne has offered to sell Rich's remaining keyhooks, business card holders and ornaments through her business at Changing Tides. Look for them on Saturday Morning at the Pensacola Farmer's Market on Palafox.
Kristin always has a beautiful turquoise booth set up since she focuses primarily on shells, sea glass, waves, and semi- precious gems and sea creatures in her jewelry.
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いよいよ明日からHandmade in Japan fes 2019始まります。東京ビッグサイト ブース G-28 でお待ちしております。企画展示に持っていくマナティも完成致しました。宜しくお願い致します。
Found a nice spot near the mangroves to watch baby gar (pointy fish) zipping around, a manatee float by, and a crocodile to hover just under the water on the other side of the river.
We are really ticking all the nature boxes on this trip!
💦On the Town in the Palm Beaches—Riviera Beach🐟
It’s been a whirlwind of activity & here’s one highlight! After diving the Blue Heron Bridge a couple of weeks ago, I was relaxing watching PBS & OH! there’s a pan of my big manatee on the wall of Manatee Lagoon! Here’s a screen shot of my manatee on their wall in the On the Town program. Among other things the show highlights Manatee Lagoon & diving the Blue Heron Bridge! It’s nice to travel across the state and see my photographs, printed BIG! And there’s more than this one!