Protective Manatee Moms

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Manatee mother and calf bonds are one of the strongest bonds of all underwater marine mammals. Often this equates to a touching sight of mom tucking baby under her ample tail fluke and steering the little one around in safety.

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Unfortunately, protecting a calf like this exposes the mother to additional dangers from boat hulls, propellers and motor skegs. She protected her precious little one, but paid a hefty price.

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It is obvious the mother/calf bond runs very deep with a breadth of feeling that is obviously apparent. Let’s help these charismatic duos live in a safer world with slow boating speed zones and peaceful areas to find refuge like the back of Three Sisters Springs.

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Sincerely, Carol
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