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Florida Manatees

Don't Disturb The Manatees During Their 'Relaxed Orgy'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weird News

It's that time of year again, when manatees engage in group sex off the coast of Florida, and alarmed people call the authorities. Indeed, there's ...

Record Number Of Manatees Counted In Annual Florida Survey

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A record number of manatees have been tallied in Florida's annual survey of the endangered marine mammals, state wildlife o...

About 20 Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

Reuters | Barbara Liston | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 23 (Reuters) - About 20 Florida manatees were freed by early Tuesday morning from a storm drain near Cape Canaveral, where they w...

Happy Birthday, Snooty!

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green

On July 21, Snooty the manatee will turn 66, a huge milestone for the elderly sea cow and his kind. Snooty, who lives at the South Florida Museum ...

Conservative Group Sues To Strip Manatees Of 'Endangered' Status

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

A non-profit legal organization has filed suit to force the federal government to reclassify the manatee from endangered to threatened, reopening the ...

WATCH: The Manatees Are Dying And Nobody Knows Why

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

Sea cows, mermaids of the sea, gentle giants, whatever you want to call them -- manatees are in trouble. The economy of Crystal River, Florida is ...

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.

Manatee Stampede Caught In Fascinating Time-Lapse Video

Posted 10.06.2013 | Miami

Cooler temperatures will soon send hundreds of manatees to Florida springs, where the adorable sea cows huddle up, rest, and keep warm during winter m...

WATCH: Baby Manatee Yawn Is The Cutest Thing EVER

Posted 08.28.2013 | Miami

We were already blown away with adorable manatees high-fiving, scratching their bottoms, and napping, but the sight of a sleepy baby manatee yawning i...

Turn Control of Endangered Species Over to Whom?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Giving the keys of endangered species management over to states, Florida or otherwise, is like putting a teenager in the driver's seat of a school bus. It's unnecessary, misguided and far too much could go wrong.

WATCH: Chopper Catches Woman Doing The Unthinkable

Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

A news helicopter captured yet more manatee harassment in Florida, this time in Sarasota. Video shows a herd of manatees attracting nearby beachgo...

PHOTOS: Adopt Me!

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

Florida's unusually warm winter has created a deadly situation for the state's beloved manatee population. Warmer waters meant an earlier than norm...

Horrible News For Our Favorite Animals

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Miami

Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures' overall population to dangerous levels, according t...

Daily Show: Tea Party STILL Wants Legal Manatee Rides

Posted 02.22.2013 | Miami

The tea party's influence may have waned on a national level, but the movement's Dr. Michael Coffman isn't giving up on an ongoing fight in Florida. ...

Big Surprise For Beachgoers

Posted 07.07.2012 | Miami

Swimmers were treated to the surprise of a lifetime Sunday when a group of manatees cavorted in shallow waters at Fort Lauderdale Beach. The sea co...

Why Can't Manatees Avoid Speedboats?

Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Manatees have sensitive hearing, but that doesn't necessarily keep them safe from passing boat prop...

Manatees Flock To Power Plants To Escape Cold Water

AP/The Huffington Post | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. — People aren't the only ones in Florida who don't like cold weather. Manatees – those giant aquatic mammals with the flat, pad...