Celtics co-owner donates $2 million in an effort to protect Florida manatees

Manatees Swimming – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Thierry Eidenweil A co-owner of the Boston Celtics is donating a whopping $2 million toward protecting Florida’s manatees and their habitats following two devastating seasons of record-breaking manatee mortalities throughout the state. The Fox Rock Foundation will give $1 million each to the nonprofits Fish & Wildlife

How Florida’s Key deer may be close to climate extinction

Key Deer — Courtesy: Shutterstock — moosehenderson When Hurricane Irma destroyed south Florida in September of 2017, it knocked out electricity for millions, inundated homes, and killed more than 30 people. However, the devastation was not confined to humans.  In the Florida Keys, one of the Sunshine State’s most beloved species also took a beating:

International Manatee Day — Experts look for help as Florida species suffers

Manatee Close Up — Courtesy: Image by Andrea Izzotti from Shutterstock International Manatee Day is recognized around the world on Sept. 7.  In Florida, catching a glimpse of a West Indian manatee, a mating pod, or even a group of manatees is extremely common. The manatee has been going through a rough year, with the

Florida manatees dying in ‘unprecedented’ numbers, surpassing state’s annual record

Manatee Close-Up Portrait – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andrea Izzotti So far, 2021 has been marked as the deadliest year for manatees in Florida’s recorded history. At least 841 manatees have died in Florida waters so far.  According to data collected from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), nearly 53 percent of