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Hurricane Irma Strands Two Manatees

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

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    Giving you all a break from the climate change thread, here's a beautiful story about manatees and the power of social media:

    Two manatees stranded during Hurricane Irma were rescued thanks to social media. Within four hours of being posted on Facebook, pictures of the federally protected species were shared 6,000 times with 800 comments. “Two Manatee County deputies and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) officials responded to the scene after seeing the post.” They put tarps under the manatees and took them 100 yards away to a channel in 100 mph winds.

    Read more here (story #5).

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  2. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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    Thank you!
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