New Episode from Naturally Florida Podcast: “Florida’s Floating Sea-Potatoes … the Manatee!”

Manatees are Florida’s gentle giants and are a sight to behold. They are state and federally protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978 according to FWC. These gentle giants are Florida’s true natives, and we need to be respectful of these creatures when entering water ways. The goal is to actively co-exist with Florida wildlife. To properly do this we must first learn where we can find manatees, why we can find them in freshwater during the winter months, what they eat, and how we can protect these gentle creatures.  

New Episode from Naturally Florida

Naturally Florida (a podcast about Florida’s natural areas and the wild things that live here) recently released a new episode about the Florida manatee!

Check it out, below on Spotify, or on your favorite podcast platform.



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Posted: February 12, 2024

Category: , Natural Resources
Tags: Lmilligan, Mammal, Manatee, Naturally Florida Podcast, Sea Cow

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