The Think Tank

Caring for Rehabilitation Manatees

Posted on 4/15/2015 by Jessica Schubick

As a Stage 2 manatee rehabilitation facility, the South Florida Museum is the last stop for manatees before they’re returned to the wild. One of the major goals of our rehabilitation efforts is to make sure that the manatees that stay with us are healing from any injuries related to their stranding and to also make sure they are gaining the appropriate amount of weight for an animal of their size. So part of our obligation under the permits that allow us to rehabilitate manatees includes performing health check ups on each animal. During these checkups, we gather vital statistics like length and weight and we also try to gather some biological samples.

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Sex and the Single Man-atee

Posted on 2/14/2015 by Jessica Schubick

To say people are interested in Snooty would probably be an understatement — after all, he’s got Facebook fans from all over the world and he’s even the official Manatee County mascot. One of the most popular questions we get from our visitors is whether Snooty has any offspring. With Valentine’s Day here, we thought we’d use this month’s Think Tank to share a few interesting facts about manatee reproduction and tell you how Snooty is helping to ensure the survival of his species — even if he isn’t making new babies of his own.

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Snooty's 12 Looks...

Posted on 12/19/2014 by Jessica Schubick

12 of Snooty's most common expressions...

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66 and Still Counting!!

Posted on 8/14/2014 by Jessica Schubick in Save the Manatee Club

Snooty and the Museum share his birthday with the Community.

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The Primordial Soup Bowl

Posted on 6/18/2014 by Marilyn Margold

Soup vs. goulash

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