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Apr

Will this be a banner year for manatees?After a record number of deaths last year, wildlife officials counted 4,831 of the aquatic mammals in Florida’s waters, the third highest number since the statewide aerial survey began in 1991.

Will this be a banner year for manatees?
After a record number of deaths last year, wildlife officials counted 4,831 of the aquatic mammals in Florida’s waters, the third highest number since the statewide aerial survey began in 1991.

05

Apr

Target offends by offering plus-size ‘Manatee Gray’ dress
The retailer avoids a boycott with ample apologies and quick action.

Target offends by offering plus-size ‘Manatee Gray’ dress

The retailer avoids a boycott with ample apologies and quick action.

20

Feb


 Man arrested for harassing baby manatee in Florida



The man posted photos on Facebook that show him and his 2 children petting a manatee calf at Taylor Creek in Fort Pierce last month.
Man arrested for harassing baby manatee in Florida
The man posted photos on Facebook that show him and his 2 children petting a manatee calf at Taylor Creek in Fort Pierce last month.

04

Oct

Why is it illegal to ride a manatee?Anyone looking for cheap thrills and a quick brush with nature should reconsider thoughts of riding a manatee. As a Florida woman is learning, multiple federal and state laws can be swiftly wielded in defense of the vulnerable sea cow.

Why is it illegal to ride a manatee?
Anyone looking for cheap thrills and a quick brush with nature should reconsider thoughts of riding a manatee. As a Florida woman is learning, multiple federal and state laws can be swiftly wielded in defense of the vulnerable sea cow.

30

Nov

Endangered species around the planet are threatened for a number of reasons, including habitat loss, pollution, climate change, competition from invasive species and overhunting, but a number of animals on the verge of extinction are still being hunted for their meat.15 endangered species still on the menu

Endangered species around the planet are threatened for a number of reasons, including habitat loss, pollution, climate change, competition from invasive species and overhunting, but a number of animals on the verge of extinction are still being hunted for their meat.
15 endangered species still on the menu

27

Jul

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A Florida manatee swims in a freshwater spring in Crystal River, Florida, in 2009.

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A Florida manatee swims in a freshwater spring in Crystal River, Florida, in 2009.