While their population groups have been rapidly diminishing over the years in oceanic waters in sub-tropical areas around the globe, they are, thank goodness, still around. A lot of conservation work continues to go into preserving these precious and much loved water loving mammals. What makes them so special? Just take a look at them. As you dive beneath the waves and peer through your goggles, you see their warm and cuddly features and perhaps even a smile.
They are so cute, you would want to hold them in your arms and give them a little squeeze. They deserve one because they do humankind no harm and just want to frolic in their waters in peace and quiet. Over the years it has not been as quiet as they would have liked. Go down to the Florida coastlines, and if you are lucky enough to spot a family or two through your manatee tours Florida guides, you will also notice something quite disturbing and rather noisy.
That is, if you too enjoy a bit of peace and quiet during your vacation time. You as a human being are strong enough to put up with the noise and chaos at home. But it is vacation time and now is the time for your peace and quiet. The problem is that so many others who love the Florida sunshine also love their speedboats and jet skies. And this is one of the many things that have been killing the poor manatees. Not just the noise but the reckless endangerment of bumping callously into these beautiful creatures.
Today, one of the most effective forms of conservation is to arrange guided tours to help create awareness of threatened species like the manatees.