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A Psyche the Size of the Sea

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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 ...

Famous Manatee Celebrates 65th Birthday!

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Snooty the manatee was born when Harry S. Truman was president, Columbia records had just released its 33 1/3 LP format, and people...

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 SPACE.com 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...

Manatee Who Escaped During Hurricane May Get New Home

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Wildlife officials in Puerto Rico plan to relocate a male manatee who escaped from a rehabilitation area during a hurricane. ...

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?

Film Director James Cameron's Next Film on the Amazon

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nikolas Kozloff

Now's the time for Hollywood to take up the vital issue of the Amazon, and James Cameron is the ideal director to undertake a cinema vérité film to raise consciousness in the Global North.

As Mangroves Die, U.S. Public Yawns

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

While oil spills are devastating for the environment in general, they are particularly damaging for mangroves. That's because oil persists far longer within such ecosystems.

Architecture for Humanity announces new spokesanimal

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

In celebration of Architecture for Humanity's 10 year anniversary, and to raise awareness of the organizations' impact, we are announcing a new national spokesperson for the organization, Hugh Manatee, a 1200 lb Antillean Manatee.

Left Must Fine Tune Its Position on Cuba Embargo in Light of Oil Spill

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's time for Castro and Chavez to stop complaining about evil U.S. corporations, take a hard look at their own wasteful energy priorities and come up with a viable plan to save the Gulf of Mexico.

BP and the Perilous Voyage of Bama the Manatee

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

The U.S. public is much less familiar with another marine mammal, the manatee, which could also be placed in jeopardy as a result of the BP oil spill.

Ilya The Manatee Rescued, Heading To Miami Aquarium

Huffington Post/AP | TAMARA LUSH and WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MIAMI — In a journey familiar to retirees but not sea mammals, Ilya the wayward manatee flew south for the winter Thursday after being rescued f...

Manatee Stuck In New Jersey Is In Danger, Officials Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — The fate of a Florida manatee that has wandered into northern New Jersey waters remained unclear Saturday night. The wayward ma...