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mermaids-and-anchors:

SHARK WEEK kicks off Sun Aug 10 8/7c on Discovery.

Wooo! Shark Week! I love it. My only beef is that they focus on the exciting bits of sharks. You know, the feeding frenzies and big teeth stuff. I hope this time they do more with looking at the sharks from a less fear-inducing point of view. I mean, sure, they’re the apex predator; I fear them like I fear grizzly bears and anacondas, but there’s more to them!  I want to see the documentary about the people who ride great white sharks like trained dolphins! See their beauty, encourage conservation!

mermaids-and-anchors:

SHARK WEEK kicks off Sun Aug 10 8/7c on Discovery.

Wooo! Shark Week! I love it. My only beef is that they focus on the exciting bits of sharks. You know, the feeding frenzies and big teeth stuff. I hope this time they do more with looking at the sharks from a less fear-inducing point of view. I mean, sure, they’re the apex predator; I fear them like I fear grizzly bears and anacondas, but there’s more to them!  I want to see the documentary about the people who ride great white sharks like trained dolphins! See their beauty, encourage conservation!

I swam in the ocean with my mermaid tail for the first time this weekend! Well, bay…but basically the same! It was awesome!  Got a couple strange looks and made a little girl’s vacation. Her parents wouldn’t believe she saw a mermaid, though! Boy were they surprised. Water was a little rough, but I need to work on replacing my tail anyway…what’s a little damage?
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I swam in the ocean with my mermaid tail for the first time this weekend! Well, bay…but basically the same! It was awesome!  Got a couple strange looks and made a little girl’s vacation. Her parents wouldn’t believe she saw a mermaid, though! Boy were they surprised. Water was a little rough, but I need to work on replacing my tail anyway…what’s a little damage?

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You know what manatee don’t have to worry about?  Mosquito bites.  I have 27. Yes, I counted.  Yes, they itch.  20 of them are on the same leg. What is my life.

You know what manatee don’t have to worry about?  Mosquito bites.  I have 27. Yes, I counted.  Yes, they itch.  20 of them are on the same leg. What is my life.

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My friend bought me one of these! I’m so excited to bring it to school! My roommates are gonna be so jealous!

My friend bought me one of these! I’m so excited to bring it to school! My roommates are gonna be so jealous!

23dogma:

Manatee tattoo by 23Dogma

23dogma:

Manatee tattoo by 23Dogma

missus-ruin:

There are some things about Paprika’s design that need to be animated.

missus-ruin:

There are some things about Paprika’s design that need to be animated.

Manatee Spoon Rests! Super cute!
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Manatee Spoon Rests! Super cute!

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mostlymanatees:

I drew a dorky manatee😂😂😂

My brain on my final paper…

mostlymanatees:

I drew a dorky manatee😂😂😂

My brain on my final paper…

Voldemort, the sea-turtle, is rescued again just days after being released.  He had a fishing gook in his throat. The hook was safety removed by the same vet that trimmed my pet turtle’s beak!  This is the second time this turtle has been rescued because of a fish hook in one week.

What do you think?

I’ve always thought my monofin looked kind of manatee-tail-shaped. I want to make my next mermaid tail a manatee tail! I’d like to sew boat scars and such on it.  What do you all think? Or do y’all have any suggestions?

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a baby manatee looking at the camera, their mother in the background. TEXT: “There is no such thing as completely starting over. You are going in with more knowledge and new experience. You didn’t fail. You took one little step back.”](Image credit to Zooborns)

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a baby manatee looking at the camera, their mother in the background. TEXT: “There is no such thing as completely starting over. You are going in with more knowledge and new experience. You didn’t fail. You took one little step back.”]

(Image credit to Zooborns)

The chick is so cute! via: a really buggy Facebook page of a Norwegian radio station. (and 9gag)

I know everyone’s excited that manatees might be reclassified usually due to an increase in population, but there’s more to the story than that.  Here’s one source with some helpful insight.
Feds Take First Steps to Reclassify Manatees
I think the important thing to note is that even if manatee are reclassified, the difference in protections for endangered/threatened really isn’t very different.

I know everyone’s excited that manatees might be reclassified usually due to an increase in population, but there’s more to the story than that.  Here’s one source with some helpful insight.

Feds Take First Steps to Reclassify Manatees

I think the important thing to note is that even if manatee are reclassified, the difference in protections for endangered/threatened really isn’t very different.