Refuges on the Radio
Your local radio station may soon feature the sounds and stories of national wildlife refuges through a series of four 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) delivered to 3,500 radio stations nationwide.
Transcript for the Manatee Radio PSA
Spokesperson: This is another National Wildlife Refuge Minute…
Sound of tide rolling in with sea birds and wind
Spokesperson: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is home to a myriad of species, but there’s one in particular for which it’s known: the West Indian manatee.
Sound of a big splash
Spokesperson: Manatees inhabit these sheltered waters year round and Crystal River Refuge was created specifically for their protection.
Sounds of music, boats - ominous
Spokesperson: But manatees float right beneath the surface, making them very hard to see: especially from a moving boat, and deep cuts from boat propellers are one of their biggest threats.
Sounds of sirens, doors slamming, people yelling instructions
Music transitions from negative to upbeat
Spokesperson: Luckily, a Manatee Rescue Team is on call 24/7 to make sure that future generations will be able to enjoy these gentle giants.
Sound of another big splash