The March 21, 2022 Pelican Island Audubon meeting on Zoom features Diane Morgan presenting a fascinating presentation on the local manatee: its natural history, its place in our culture, and how best to protect one of Florida’s most beloved animals. Come to the magical, mystical manatee tour! Manatees are possibly the world’s most misunderstood and underestimated creature. They’ve been called stupid, fat, invasive, slow, and graceless. But is any of that true? Discover the myths and uncover the strange facts about our state marine mammal: solid bones, marching molars, and clutching flippers. We’ll also discuss their current conservation status and discuss the safeguards for human-manatee interactions.
Diane Morgan is an adjunct professor of English at IRSC and adjunct professor of philosophy at Wilson College. She volunteers for the Save the Manatee Club, and Audubon. She is a docent for the Manatee Education and Observation Center in Ft. Pierce, and has worked on the Manatee Project at Harbor Branch. She is a professional writer who has written about dogs, world religions, and gemstones.