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?
November is Manatee Awareness Month, and in honor of the manatee, Pura Vida Divers will be hosting a Social Night on Friday, November 18, 2016 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.
Aarin Allen, Marine Mammal Research Biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 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. Our food spread will be Thanksgiving feast related. Guests are welcome to bring a small covered dish food to share, however this is not a requirement! If you are unable to bring a dish, please do not let the dish prevent you from coming.
We will also have a 50/50 cash drawing to raise money for the FWC Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program and manatee cut outs to raise money for manatee research and protection. So don’t forget to bring some cash!!
During our closed door sale, we will be offering amazing deals on all thermal protection. All wetsuits, gloves, beanies, booties, hoods/hooded vests and 4th Element thermal protection undergarments will be available at these prices for all attending guest for this night only!
Itinerary for the Evening:
6:15 – 7:00 Happy Hour!
(Food, drinks and socializing)
7:00 – 7:45 Presentation by Aarin Allen: FWC guest speaker
7:45 – 8:30 Closed Door Sale and Raffle
Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 16, 2016
For more information about the Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program, please visit: http://mrrp.myfwc.com