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Magnolia Manatee's Long Journey Home is now on bookshelves!
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network (DISL/MSN) is featured in a newly released children’s book by local photographer and author, Simone Lipscomb. The book, Magnolia Manatee's Long Journey Home, is based on the true story of a manatee known as Magnolia, who was the first manatee in Alabama history to be successfully rescued after she became stranded in cold Alabama waters in January 2015. Magnolia was recued by DISL/MSN staff, partners from SeaWorld in Orlando, and volunteers from the Magnolia Springs community.
The author, Simone Lipscomb, is a long-time DISL/MSN volunteer and was an integral member of Magnolia’s rescue team. The book is illustrated by Linda-Bell Schorer. The result is a book for children of all ages!
The book can be purchased online or in the Gift Shop at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to support DISL/MSN's mission of manatee research, education, and outreach in the northern Gulf of Mexico.