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Two Manatee Lost in St. Croix Waters

 
Alana33
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islandjoan
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Poor things!! I hope they are rescued soon, and survive.

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Posted : May 10, 2018 9:56 am
speee1dy
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interesting, i didnt know the needed fresh water. ive only seen them in salt water

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Posted : May 10, 2018 10:59 am
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In FLA they go up the Homasossa River, an estuary which changes from salt water to fresh water as it moves inland, they also drink fresh water. They will not do good down here.

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Posted : May 10, 2018 11:21 am
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I hope they can rescue and relocate them safely.

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Topic starter Posted : May 10, 2018 12:16 pm
speee1dy
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interesting, ive only seen them in the keys and just didnt know this . thank you

In FLA they go up the Homasossa River, an estuary which changes from salt water to fresh water as it moves inland, they also drink fresh water. They will not do good down here.

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Posted : May 10, 2018 2:02 pm
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The search continues.

https://stthomassource.com/content/2018/05/25/search-for-displaced-manatees-continues/

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Topic starter Posted : May 26, 2018 11:46 am
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Article says last reported sighting was in Altona Lagoon. I've often wondered if the lagoon is any good for snorkeling? I've seen a lot of small fish just looking along the shoreline.

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Posted : May 26, 2018 6:17 pm
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Article says last reported sighting was in Altona Lagoon. I've often wondered if the lagoon is any good for snorkeling? I've seen a lot of small fish just looking along the shoreline.

Probably searching for fresh water. Is the lagoon brackish or pure sea water?

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Posted : May 26, 2018 11:57 pm
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Article says last reported sighting was in Altona Lagoon. I've often wondered if the lagoon is any good for snorkeling? I've seen a lot of small fish just looking along the shoreline.

Probably searching for fresh water. Is the lagoon brackish or pure sea water?

Altona Lagoon Brackish.
There is also fresh water / brackish flowing into the ocean when we have normal rains at:
- Salt River
- Green Cay Marina
- Great Pond

so theoretically we should be able to support a Manatee colony.....if we have normal rain. We certainly have plenty of sea grass.

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Posted : May 27, 2018 10:48 am
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