Nov is Manatees Awareness Month

 

Manatee Awareness Month is celebrated every year in November as a way to raise awareness about Florida’s official state marine mammal. Manatees continue to deal with high levels of watercraft-related injuries and deaths this year, following last year’s reported record of 104 manatee deaths caused by watercraft.


Most of these are preventable. 
The boating community should be careful to observe all posted speed signs and zones in manatee habitat. Wear polarized sunglasses to make it easier to spot manatees below the water’s surface. Prevent manatee entanglement with debris by disposing of your trash, including monofilament line and fishing hooks

https://www.savethemanatee.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ZoneNL-Nov-17.pdf Save The Manatee newsletter

Order or download Saving the Manatees by JaNiya Williams; illustrated by Calla Ridgeway. A coloring and activity book https://www.createspace.com/5296734 $5.49.

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