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This Super Chill Manatee Just Wants To Hang Out

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.16.2016 | Good News

No summer stand-up paddle board session would be complete without a magical marine life encounter. Celine Chasteen experienced just that this week whe...

Algae Outbreak May Be Killing Manatees In Florida

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green

An algae scourge in a cherished Florida lagoon is likely killing manatees. Eight manatee carcasses have been found in Brevard County’s Indian River ...

Conserving Seagrass for Manatees, Fisheries and Our Climate Future

Jake Kritzer | Posted 02.19.2017 | Green
Jake Kritzer

Recovering manatees has required concerted efforts by many dedicated stakeholders, including federal, state and municipal governments, nonprofits, the private sector and individual citizens.

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

Laura Grier | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Laura Grier

To get the most out of your rainforest experience, you have to either do a night walk, or a night boat ride with a guide and a spotlight to try to see the many nocturnal species of the Amazon.

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 ...

Curious Manatee Kept An Eye On Stranded Pup Until Help Arrived, Just To Be Nice

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

Even animals need guardian angels. And lucky for White Boy, a dog who was stranded in the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida, a manatee was stand...

The Plight of the Manatee

Cathy Kangas | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

I have a home in Florida and love that the state is a virtual animal kingdom with so many diverse species on land, sea and sky. One of my favorite ma...

WATCH: This Manatee Rescue Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green

Acts of kindness to animals always warm our hearts. But this one -- in which a group of beachgoers rescued a beached manatee in Ponce Inlet, Florid...

WATCH: A Manatee Drinking Water From A Hose Has An Insane Looking Mouth

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.02.2014 | Weird News

When YouTuber DeerMeatForDinner went down to his dock to filet some fish, he found an unexpected visitor. A sea cow/mermaid/manatee was peeking its mo...

A Psyche the Size of the Sea

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

The zombie-like desolation of dying reefs signals a depletion of the human spirit hanging in anxious limbo somewhere between life and death.

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.

Manatees Are The Squishy-Faced Friends You Always Wanted

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Although you might want to be besties with these manatees, perhaps a long-distance friendship would be better for everyone. Manatees are often call...

Adorable Manatees Doing Manatee Things With Manatee Friends

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.02.2013 | Miami

Manatees are the cutest. (Their cousin, the dugong, is also quite winning!) 1. They high five! 2. They are sometimes really, really adorably ...

WATCH: It's Not Nice To Do This To A Manatee!

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2013 | Weird News

Two men accused of harrassing two manatees -- one by jumping on top of the creatures, the other for filming the experience -- could soon be facing cri...

Target Makes Ill-Advised Word Choice For Plus-Size Product

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.05.2013 | Style

Target has found itself in a wee bit of trouble this week when a savvy customer stumbled across an odd discrepancy: a gray plus-size dress was listed ...

Workers Struggle To Save Dying Manatees

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

TAMPA, Fla., March 14 (Reuters) - Virginia Edmonds, standing in shallow water, used her legs to slowly nudge an ailing young manatee to one side of ...

Red Tide Algae Kills Record Number Of Manatees

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green

MIAMI, March 11 (Reuters) - A red tide algae bloom has killed a record 174 manatees so far this year off Florida's southwest Gulf Coast, authorities...

Family Facebook Photos Lead To Arrest

Posted 02.22.2013 | Miami

A Florida family turned a trip to Taylor Creek in St. Lucie County into their own private petting zoo in January, authorities report, and then posted ...

LOOK: Celestial Wonder Looks Uncannily Like Animal

Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/19/2013 09:45 AM EST on A watery-looking nebula in deep space is being renamed after the sea creature ...

LOOK: Adorable Baby Manatee SAVED

Posted 11.21.2012 | Miami

Although there may be the occasional manatee rider, the biggest threat to South Florida's sea cow population are boats. And as beautiful weather lures...

Q&A With Jim Gaffigan: 'Hot Pocket' Comedian Reaches Out to Our Wounded Soldiers (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy
Joshua Kors

Jim Gaffigan recently spoke with me about why he's reaching out to military families, why becoming famous has been both a blessing and a curse, and why his stand-up doesn't need swear words to hit home.

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...

PHOTOS: Manatee And Sea Turtles Rescued From Red Tide Posioning

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

Two kayakers in Bonita Springs came across what they thought was a dead manatee Tuesday night. But as they approached the belly-up creature, they real...

PHOTOS: 'One Of Nature's Most Placid Species'

Posted 07.19.2011 | Green

From The International League of Conservation Photographers: The conservation status of the Florida manatee remains a controversy as researchers in...

A Marshall Plan for Nature: How to Protect Endangered Species from Climate Change

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

With our new report, the Endangered Species Coalition and our member groups attempt to answer the question: To save endangered species from climate change, where do we begin?