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I Love Manatees

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    Received a letter from EarthJustice: The manatee death toll across Florida is rising. A record 726 endangered manatees have now died in the state’s algae-choked waterways this year. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency continues to side with agribusinesses, pushing for...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F Sep 3, 2013

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    I Swam With Manatees (shhh!)

    Since I didn't know you weren't supposed to at the time, no harm no foul. But yes, I did, we were staying in New Smyrna for the weekend, and we saw them in the water that day so that afternoon I said I'm going to get in and see if they will come to me. I used to pat the water...
    GenaJanet GenaJanet 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    Thanx For Bringing That Up

    I was really awed by this huge creature. When I was a high schooler we watched discovery and it just so happened the manatee was the focus. It seems few even know they exist. I grew up along the gulf and never heard of them until I was a sophomore in high school. I also like this...
    ashleerox ashleerox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    Getting Started. Making a difference.

    Here's how you can help save the manatees. Sign a petition. : ) https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=13714&sp_ref=44249489.5.7923.o.1.2&s_src=914ESRSP15_NSRSR&s_src=c2c
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F May 24

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    Beautiful Creatures

    Ok so most would say they aren't the cutest things, but I have seen way uglier creatures!
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F Feb 26, 2008

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    Aren't They Adorable?

    I think manatees are the cutest creatures in the world. I was really upset when I went to Disney World one year to find that at the time, the manatees had been taken out of there tank for some unexplained reason. I really wanted to see them. I want to swim with them ...
    thelovelybones thelovelybones 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2009

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