Florida organization working to protect manatees

Local organization working to keep manatees safe



FINALLY HERE AND HERE THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS SOME OF THE LAMENTERS WE CAN REALLY HELP. WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FROM FRIENDS OF LAMANATEE LAGOON YOU WERE BROUGHT A LOVELY LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL HERE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THIS. AND WE LOVE OUR SEA COWS. MANATEES ARE SO IMPORTANT, SO TALK ABOUT MANATEE SEASON, WHICH HAS BEGUN. WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT, RECOGNIZING THE SEASON AND HOW TO PROTECT THESE CREATURES. SO HAPPY TO BE HERE AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THIS OPPORTUNITY SO MANATEE SEASONS BEGIN FROM NOVEMBER 15 TO MARCH 31 AND THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT TIME WHEN MANATEES LEAVE THEIR SUMMER HABITAT AND GO SOUTH FOR THEIR NORTHERN HABITAT SIMILAR TO SNOWBIRDS. BUT THEY SO EVERYONE WILL START TO SEE MUCH MORE LAMENTARIES IN OUR WATERWAYS AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM CLOSER AND PERSONAL, COME TO LAMINATE CENTER AND RIVIERA BEACH AND THEY ARE SO SWEET. BUT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AS VERY FRIENDLY, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE BOAT FRIENDLY. AND UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS HOW MANY OF THEM DIE. THIS BOAT PROPELLER IS AND I KNOW SEA GRASS LIKE, EVEN JUST WHAT THEY EAT IS ALSO A BIG PROBLEM. RIGHT? SO THE TWO MAJOR CHALLENGES FOR MANATEES CURRENTLY ARE THE LACK OF SEAGRASS. THEY ARE DYING OF HUNGRY. IT IS THEIR FOOD. THERE IS AND SEA GRASS DISSUE RAIDS DUE TO POLLUTANTS IN WATER VESSELS PASSING THROUGH SEA GRASS. THIS IS A PROBLEM, SO THIS IS ONE OF THE CHALLENGES. THE OTHER CHALLENGE IS THE TWO STRIKES WHICH ARE VERY DIFFICULT FOR MANATEES ARE SLOW SWIMMERS. MM. LIKE TURTLES. SO, THE OF A BOAT HITTING THEM IS HIGH. SO TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT LAMINATING LAMINETTE, SOME OF THE THINGS YOU WORK ON. WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? WE ARE REALLY EXCITED THAT OUR MAIN GOAL IS RIGHT IS SEAGRASS RESTORATION FOR MANY OBVIOUS REASONS AND WE HAVE EMBARKED ON A SEAGRASS AQUARIUM CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, AN INTERACTIVE SEAGRASS WALL. AND IT WILL BE A REALLY COOL WALL. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE SEVEN VARIETIES OF HERBS AND FAMILIES AND CHILDREN CAN GO UP, SPIN THESE LITTLE DIALS AND IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT HERBS. THIS WILL BE LIKE A FUN THING LIKE. WELL, AS I SAID, THE SEAGRASS AQUARIUM AND OUR BIGGEST PROJECT, WHICH IS REALLY DEAL TO US, IS A SEAGRASS NURSERY WHERE WE WILL BE BUILDING SEAGRASS RESERVOIRS TO GROW SEAGRASS AND EVENTUALLY WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT GROUP HERE AT WEST PALM FOR PLANTING HERBS IN LAKE WORTH LAGOON. I SEE. IT’S FANTASTIC. AND YOU TALK THAT IT IS INTERACTIVE FOR CHILDREN, BUT FOR BOATERS ARE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT SEAGRASS RECOGNIZES WHERE IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT RIGHT. GOOD THANKS ALOT. AND I ALWAYS SAY TO ANYONE WHO GOES HERE, YOU CAN ASK FOR THE NEW HERE FROM STEVE STEVEN AND AND I SAID OK WHEN IT’S COLD YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE LAGOON LAMANATEE BECAUSE. YOU MUST GO TO THE UPPER DECK WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE LAMANTS GATHERING. AND THERE IS ALWAYS THAT LIVE CAMERA WHICH IS JUST FUN. WATCH ALSO. IT’S TRUE. AND I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOUR VIEWERS THAT WITH THE HOLIDAYS, ADOPTING A LAMENTANT IS A GREAT WAY TO GIVE SOMEONE A GIFT. WE ALL HAVE SO MANY THINGS, RIGHT? SO IT’S GOOD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER A GRANDCHILD, A COUSIN, A LAMENTING PARENT. WHAT A GOOD IDEA. I LIKE THIS. AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LINK TO THE WEBSITE ON OURS. WE’VE MADE IT REALLY EASY TO GET SEE YOU WANT MORE INFO? YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WPBF DOT COM WEBSITE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE LOVE WHEN YOU GUYS COME AND TALK TO US ABOUT OUR LOVE

Local organization working to keep manatees safe

It’s manatee season in South Florida, and a local organization is making sure we help keep sea cows safe. Manatee Lagoon provides information and resources to educate residents and visitors about the importance of manatees and how to care for them in the wild. Click here for more information.

It’s manatee season in South Florida, and a local organization is making sure we help keep sea cows safe.

Manatee Lagoon provides information and resources to educate residents and visitors about the importance of manatees and how to care for them in the wild.

Click on here for more information.

Aubrey L. Morgan