Primary Menu

Keith Connors

Weekdays 10a-3p

Florida Manatee Number a real heartbreaker. 1,101 Florida Manatee deaths in 2021 That’s almost double the 2020 number.

Most of these are being reported on our east coast. It’s all about the sea grass. And, pollution. Yep. Algal blooms caused by pollution, leaky septic systems, sewer systems, and fertilizer. Scientists say the ecosystem has been getting hammered.

We kill the sea grass, Manatees starve to death.

There is a feeding program underway to help. But, leave it to the experts. We are all reminded never to feed Manatees, as they get too comfortable getting dangerously close to boat propellers.

What can WE do?

Simple. We need to reduce fertilizer, pesticide, and chemical use that runs in to our ecosystem. We can also donate to local organizations that help Manatees, AND, be mindful while boating.

Source TBT

 


More stories from this week…

No Title

No Description

I trust dogs and horses, love country music, and country fried chicken. Fought many men, and loved only 1 woman. She's from Nashville, so the accent. Life is short. Make somebody smile, Dog-gonnit. Haaaaaa.