Mar 29, 2024 - News

"Save the Manatee" stamp raises awareness for Florida's sea cows

Stamp image courtesy of the United States Postal Service

What do manatees and envelopes have in common? They could both be in your mailbox soon.

Driving the news: To celebrate Manatee Appreciation Day earlier this week, the United States Postal Service dedicated its "Save the Manatee" stamp in Silver Springs.

Why it matters: Our beloved gentle giants are impacted by red tide and cold stress, and are regularly hit by boats.

Threat level: It's "exceedingly rare for an adult manatee to not be struck [by watercraft] multiple times in its life," according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission research.

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