As the water temperature starts to drop, manatees will start to come in from the ocean in search of warmer water. During the winter months, we will commonly find manatees at Blue Heron Bridge and in our slip at Lake Park Marina. Everyone loves these gentle giants, but did you know that they are endangered?
In honor of the manatee, Pura Vida Divers will be hosting a Social Night on January 11th, 2013 to raise awareness for the Florida manatees. This is a FREE event!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a diver, surfer or beach goer, everyone is welcome to attend. So join us for an evening of socializing, delicious food, and manatees.
A guest speaker from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Harbor Branch will be presenting. Topics will include: Manatee history, ecology (habitat and behavior), local research currently going on, “Manatee Manners” (what we should and should not do when we see manatees locally), and what we all can do to protect the local manatee population.
Our team will be providing drinks and appetizers, and we ask that guests please bring a small covered dish of food to the Social Night. Our feast will be a pot-luck. This way everyone is sure to have their favorite dish.
We will also have a 50/50 cash drawing and a raffle to raise money for the Harbor Branch Manatee Research Program. So don’t forget to bring some cash!!
Itinerary for the Evening:
6:15 – 7:00 Happy Hour!
(Food, drinks and socializing)
7:00 – 7:45 Presentation by FAU/Harbor Branch Guest speaker
7:45 – 8:30 Closed Door Sale and Raffle
Please RSVP by Monday, January 7th, 2013