A record 1,101 Florida manatees died in 2021. When will it end?

TAMPA, Fla.—It's been clear for months that 2021 would be the deadliest year on record for Florida's manatees. When the death count surpassed 1,000 in November, experts sounded the alarm, fearing the toll the winter months ...

Florida surpasses a grim milestone: One thousand dead manatees

Since July, every weekly update from state wildlife officials has set a new record for the most manatee deaths counted in a single year. On Wednesday, Florida crossed an especially tragic threshold: More than 1,000 manatees ...

Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the ...

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