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Old 02-18-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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Unfortunately, warm water sources for manatees are at risk of disappearing as aging power plants go offline and spring flows are affected by Florida’s growing human population and its water needs. Such loss of warm water habitat could result in catastrophic manatee die offs during cold winters. The maintenance of warm water refuges will be an important factor in the manatee's future survival potential. We need to make sure that spring flows are maintained and devise warm water alternatives before power plants go offline.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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Way cool! Some power plants are turning up the "heat" to help the manatees. Cute video too.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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Really raises my spirits on a(nother) grey ND day. Great to know of any corporate entity other than mine that works to help heal the Sacred Hoop of the world.
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Huge number of manatees gather in Lee County
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1:10 A.M. — Almost 900 manatees have turned the Orange River into a cold-water marine-mammal traffic jam.

At the same time, manatees continue to die from cold stress throughout the state.

Last week, John Reynolds, director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Manatee Research Program, conducted an aerial survey of power plants and other warm-water areas across the state...
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Celebrity Manatee Survived Florida’s Harsh Freeze
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Ilya, an adventurous manatee that wandered as far north as Cape Cod last summer, has recently been sighted at several locations around Miami’s Biscayne Bay, confirmed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) biologists.

After a winter of harsh conditions that led to hundreds of manatee deaths in Florida, Ilya’s survival was welcome news to biologists and veterinarians who rescued Ilya from the dangerously cold waters of New Jersey last October.

“He doesn’t have any new scars and he’s doing really well,” said Kit Curtin...
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It's happening again, Cold Weather Puts Endangered Manatees in Hot Water - NatGeo News Watch, "As biting cold weather stretches across the eastern United States into Florida, manatee conservationists will be concerned. Cold stress is one of the biggest killers of the endangered mammal.
Cold weather means high numbers of manatees may be concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants, rivers and springs throughout the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said today." I hope those power plants turn up the heat again!!!
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