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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Boaters plan ‘sit-in’ for manatee awareness

Published July 25, 2008
This showed up on my Google Alerts to late to post for the event, but I still feel it's good information.

Kings Bay is a well-known gathering spot for manatees in the winter, but not a lot of people know the large, slow-moving animals are still around in the summer. Unaware boaters and jet skiers often run over them.

Manatee advocate Tracy Colson says kayakers and boaters stopped in the bay for a sit-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturday to raise awareness. The Save the Manatee Club is providing banners that say, “Please Slow, Manatees Below.”

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