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Florida Manatees

Record Number Of Manatees Counted In Annual Florida Survey

AP | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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...