Do We Love Manatees Too Much?

Written by on October 7, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life

Have you seen this video yet?

We all love manatees, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Conservation photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Neil Ever Osborne made a timelapse video of manatees in Crystal River Springs that show how our love for manatees is causing big problems for them.

Watch the following video and check out the original post from Treehugger: Florida’s manatees loved to death in this timelapse video.

Manatees in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.

Manatees in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Photo credit: USFWS Endangered Species via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and is getting her Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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