Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Green sea turtles no longer endangered in Florida

Florida Federal wildlife officials have reclassified the species as threatened although that won't change much in terms of regulations in Florida.

It came into effect on April 5th 2016 said Kate Brogan, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Green turtles have been protected under as an Endangered Species since 1978

Read about it here:- www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=conservation-efforts-for-florida-pacific-coast-green-sea-turtles-w&_ID=35542

#florida #nature #turtle #endangeredspecies #wildlife

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WILD FLORIDA INTRODUCES NEW BABY SLOTH, GEORGE

WILD FLORIDA INTRODUCES NEW BABY SLOTH, GEORGE

They named the baby Geogre after running a competition for people to choose his name and the winning name was George ( I actually know the winner Mike, who got to spend a day with George and his family at the park)

Wild Florida offer lots of animal interactions within the park and have over 200 animals on site

For more information see the website:- wildfloridairboats.com/wildlife-park/

#orlandoflorida #wildlife #sloth #animals #babyanimals #nature #vacation

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Take a Time Out… Doors

Take a Time Out… Doors

Florida and Orlando aren't just about theme parks and shopping, there are many beautiful state parks and nature trails

Have a look here for some ideas of outdoor activities you can enjoy with your family and get back to nature away from the hustle and bustle:-
visitcentralflorida.org/experiences/scenic-activities

#orlandoflorida #nature #hiking #outdoor #stateparks

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RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF MANATEES IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA

RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF MANATEES IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA

Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had to shut down access to Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River when an estimated 300 sea cows moved into the area to enjoy the warmer waters. Now, wildlife officials are saying they’ve taken a more complete headcount in the Citrus County area.

That count, according to Bay News 9, added up to 797 manatees, which handily breaks the old record of 657

For information see here:- riverventures.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/manatee-confab-breaks-records/

#florid #manatee #springs #nature #nationalparks #crystalriver #threesisterssprings

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DISCOVERY COVE

DISCOVERY COVE

How would you like to have a day where you can interact wth dolphins and visit a aviary with many colourful birds? Well, if you like the sound of thtat then Discovery Cove is right up your street.

You can swim with a dolphin, snorkel with an array of tropical fish and rays, or spend the day relaxing on the soft sandy beach.

You can order a DVD to get a better idea of the options available, see here for information :- www.seaworldparks.co.uk/our-parks/discovery-cove/

#orlandoflorida #seaworld #discoverycove #dolphins #birds #aviary #nature

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Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

Read more here:- Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says
Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

#usa #florida #nature #wildlife #manatee #endangeredspecies

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Barnacles on tree roots

Barnacles on tree roots

I love this photo which I took as I walked along the beach at Fort De Soto

The Gulf Coast beaches are beautiful

#florida #gulfcoast #beach #vacation #nature

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Tree roots with barnacles

Taken at Fort De Soto

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