[EN 🇺🇸🇬🇧] MANATEE in beautiful CAPTIVA ISLAND ❤️ Did you know these friendly, but shy sea mammals
* are complete vegans and keep a strong seagrass diet 😋 * are super lazy and sleep half of the day 😴 *just want it cozy and warm (like shallow Florida waters) 🌞 *are related to elephants 🐘 and have absolutely no relation to other marine animal * are the true MERMAIDS 🧜♀️ - Christopher Columbus complained, when he saw mermaids in 1493: „They are not so beautiful as they are said to be, for their faces had masculine traits.“ 🙈
But I think they are! And: They are endangered, because they face threats including boat collisions! 😢So please safe the Manatees and drive your boat with care! 👍😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀💫💫💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ [DE 🇩🇪] MANATEE im wunderschönen CAPTIVA ISLAND ❤️
Wusstest Du, dass diese gemütlichen, aber schüchternen Meeressäuger
* komplette Veganer sind und eine starke Seegrasdiät einhalten 😋
* super faul sind und den halben Tag schlafen 😴
* es einfach nur gemütlich warm haben möchten (wie in den flachen Florida-Gewässern gegeben) 🌞
* mit Elefanten verwandt sind 🐘 und keine Beziehung zu anderen Meerestieren haben * die wahren MEERJUNGFRAUEN 🧜♀️ sind -
Christoph Kolumbus beklagte sich, als er 1493 drei „Meerjungfrauen“ sah: „Sie sind nicht so schön, wie man sagt, denn ihre Gesichter hatten männliche Züge.“ 🙈
Ich aber finde sie sind es! Und: Sie sind vom Aussterben bedroht, weil sie unter anderem durch Zusammenstöße mit Booten gefährdet sind! 😢Bitte rettet die Seekühe und fahrt vorsichtig mit Euren Booten! 👍😊 .
💦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!
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@adoptamanatee is dedicated to protecting manatees and their habitat. Learn more about their amazing work! Link in bio. Remember 75% of any donations received over the next month will go to the Save the Manatee Club!
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Check out Benjo’s Wild Blue Yonder for my first kayak trip. Link in the bio. It’s out a little late. Moving to another city has put a damper on my editing and creativity, but new adventures await #manatees#outdoors
Turning practise into a project about some of the unique animals native to Mexico and Central America.
So here are a few more fantastic manatee facts to go along with the revised image.
A pregnant female carries for 12-13 months. Calves are born underwater and helped to the surface for the first breath, but can swim on their own after about an hour, and nurse with the mother for 2 years. The average life span of a healthy manatee is roughly 40 years, and they only give birth to a single calf every 2 to 5 years.
The manatee has a smooth brain, and the ratio of brain to body size in the manatee is the smallest of all mammals though this doesn't affect intelligence. Studies have found they're as adept as dolphins at expiremental tasks, though you won't find them jumping through any hoops.
Manatees can replace 90 percent of the air in their lungs in a single breath; whereas we replace only 10 percent with an average breath. How's that for breath control?
And finally, did you know they only have six neck vertebrae, most mammals have seven. This prevents them from turning their heads to the side.
2nd most diverse wildlife in the world (the Amazon Rainforest being the first). The video is of manatees playing.
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Exciting stuff in #NOLA today - #manatees in the canals in #Slidell (also some dude name #keanureeves is filming some movie about some dudes names #BillAndTed ) A local lady who was our own #HiddenFigure in #apollo11 (& she would give you a run for your $ on a trip to the 🌚 if only she were a few decades younger @samheughan ) some #greenenergy happening where Ms. Iona used to work out at #Michoud and best of all - how can you choose with all this? - #HubigsPies is back in 2020! New college students can have the breakfast of champions: #barqscremesoda and a hubig pie to JOLT you into action (only to crash in a sugar coma 2 hours later. But it worth the ride!!)
NORTH ALABAMA DIVE CENTER GOING ON A DIVE OF A LIFETIME
Are you a current diver or ever considered wanting to dive? The North Alabama Dive Center located in south Cullman will be going on the dive of a lifetime and want you to go with them.
Location of events: * Crystal River Florida ~Snorkeling with Manatee’s ~ Diving at Epcot Aquarium
This trip will be here before you know it. You can go by the dive shop in Cullman to sign up before all the spots are gone!! #CrystalRiver#Manatees#Epcot#NorthAlabamaDiveCenter#LetsGoDiving
A lot can happen in a year. A year ago today, I passed all of my evaluations and officially became a SeaWorld educator. I have been honored to be part of this passionate team, who share similar goals as I do, and built strong relationships with some of them to the point where I can call them my best friends.
Being an educator has really showed me how much a small difference can lead to a huge impact. From telling a 7 year old that lives in Colorado how not using plastic straws can help a sea turtle in all oceans, to getting that excitement from a family that their visit helps us rescue and rehabilitate 35,000 animals, it is the most rewarding feeling that I get the opportunity to work for a company to helps animals all over the world, and I get to share that with guests everyday!
This job taught me a lot, and not just a bunch of animal facts, but also how I can build my career, keep growing, and to one day call that shamu stadium sign behind me my workplace. That day hasn’t come yet, but I’m excited for what’s in store this next year!
“Remember to look up at the stars. Not down at your feet.
Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
BE CURIOUS.” -Stephen Hawking
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Urban Adventure | Tampa | July 2019
Sulphur Springs sits north of Tampa and flows directly into The Hillsborough River. The 3rd magnitude spring tells a story we all know too well and is a prime example of what happens in the absence of proper planning and protection.
In the 1800’s settlers would use the spring to cool off, swim and socialize. In the 1920’s, a 214 ft. tall, castle-like tower and concrete gazebo were created to be a centerpiece for an amusement park and community along the bank of the river.
The tower stands over a boiling spring and in its prime, an elevator carried people up the tower to the observation balcony - which provided a panoramic view of the river. Originally, the developer had hoped of building club rooms in the floors between the spring and the deck but in 1933 everything changed; the Tampa Electric Company dam failed and flooded downtown Tampa and like many, he lost everything.
Since the 60’s, whenever the river is low - the city will pump water from the spring into its reservoir. The flow of the aquifer has dropped by almost 45%. Development, pollution, sewage, runoff, filling of sinkholes connected to the spring, led to contaminated water and the spring was closed to the public in the late 1980’s.
Near the spring head, they’ve built a lap pool with slides and splash park - a steal for the $2 admission fee. And the best part? Manatees! All year round. During my visit I watched a handful feed and cool off in the crystal clear waters.
Easy does it. Spending the night at crazy gorgeous Ragga Caye off the coast of #Dangriga in Southern #Belize . This guy is hanging out in our side yard. This sail from #Caye Caulker to southern Belize with @raggamuffintours is so great. #Manatees#Lobster killer food...and it’s not over yet