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Feed the Manatees

Crystal River is best known as “The Home of the Manatees” so we have a little insider knowledge on our favorite friends.

Also known as “sea cows,” these herbivores usually spend up to eight hours a day grazing on eelgrass and other aquatic plants, consuming anywhere from 10 percent of their body weight in aquatic vegetation daily. That is over 100 lbs per day, per manatee!

Donations go toward all efforts in feeding the manatees. This includes the planting of eelgrass, gathering of grasses and grass feeding efforts to manatees in rescue, protection, and rehabilitation facilities.


Gift a Manatee Munchies Lunchbox with this short form, and receive a
Certificate of Appreciation to show someone how much you care!

Feed the Manatees

They'll love you for it!


Manatee Munchies lunchbox; creative commons image
Select an item ($)

Thanks for your donation!

manatee eating eelgrass; creative commons image
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