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From Under My Lone Palm: “Save The Manatee”

July 27th, 2009

Time for another installment of From Under My Lone Palm. This month Justin provides a full and detailed history of Jimmy Buffett’s involvement in saving the manatees:

It seems Jimmy began his quest to ’save the manatee’ on February 17, 1981 at a show in Tallahassee, FL. Then Florida Gov. Bob Graham met up with Jimmy and Jimmy expressed his interest in saving the mammal to him. Bob had heard Jimmy’s song “Growing Older But Not Up” and that had peaked his interest. A new federally funded Manatee Advisory Committee had been set up, and since Jimmy couldn’t be apart of that, Jimmy and Bob put together the “Save the Manatee” committee. So on May 26, 1981, the first meeting of the “Save the Manatee” committee took place in Tallahassee.

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