Ticket To Write | Manatees Benefit From Humans' Unintended Help

People and manatees don’t always mix well. Humans bring pollution and development and speedboats that threaten manatee habitat or directly injure the giant, gentle sea cows. But in southern Florida, there’s also a strange, and strangely moving, symbiosis at work between the two species.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-TRAVEL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-TRAVEL"};

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  • Manatees: Facts, Information & Pictures | Live Science
    Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals. However, despite the name, they are more closely related to elephants. Though they may seem like cumbersome creatures, manatees can swim quickly and gracefully.
    02/20/2020 - 12:27 pm | View Website
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    Florida Residents: Help Manatees By Signing A Petition at Change.org to Restore the Ocklawaha River at Change.org. Restoration of the Ocklawaha River would provide much-needed winter habitat for manatees and would benefit other wildlife as well as Florida’s springs.
    02/20/2020 - 9:56 am | View Website
  • 5 Reasons Why Manatees are Important • Captain Mike's ...
    Endowed with a passive and non-aggressive demeanor, manatees are not only fun to watch but also provide fascinating lessons about how they live. They are also part of a thriving ecosystem in which they eat plants and control the growth of vegetation that can obstruct Florida waterways.Here are 5 reasons why manatees are important: 1.
    02/20/2020 - 6:58 am | View Website
  • Florida Manatee | Defenders of Wildlife
    Manatees continue to face many threats, including collisions with boats, habitat loss and degradation, fishing gear entanglement, human harassment, red tide and other algal blooms, and climate change. The greatest long-term threat is the loss of warm water habitat.
    02/20/2020 - 4:56 am | View Website
  • 12 Surprising Facts About Manatees | Mental Floss
    With a single breath, manatees can replace 90 percent of the air in their lungs; humans, by comparison, replace just 10 percent. Back in 2012, a woman was arrested in Florida for riding a manatee ...
    02/20/2020 - 4:20 am | View Website
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