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MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY – Last Wednesday in March

Manatee Appreciation Day - Last Wednesday in March

MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY

Having a life span of about 60 years, manatees are calm herbivores with no known natural enemies that spend most of their time eating, sleeping and traveling.  These spectacular mammals have their day of honor each year on the last Wednesday in March, as people across the country celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day.  Manatees like slow rivers, canals, saltwater bays, estuaries and coastal areas.  As a migratory species, they inhabit the Florida waters during the winter and move as far north as Virginia and as far west as Texas in the summer months.

The most significant challenge manatees face today is the loss of habitat. Currently there are approximately 3,200 manatee living in the United States.  

DATES
March 25, 2015
March 30, 2016
March 29, 2017
March 28, 2018
March 27, 2019

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