manatees

Record Manatee Deaths in 2013 on Surging Red Tides

by | January 9, 2014
Fatalities More than Double; Red Tide Deaths Equal Combined 8 Year-Total ...

Speed Kills

by | October 2, 2012
With manatee numbers temporarily growing, Florida developers are waging an all-out campaign to undo the very protections that are credited with producing a modest rebound in the manatee population. With fewer than 4,000 in Florida waters, the manatee remains one of the most endangered ...

Swim-With Harrassment

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Every year an estimated 100,000 tourists participate in manatee “swim-with” programs that promote direct encounters in manatee lagoons. Studies indicate that approximately half of these human-manatee interactions constitute harassment, with tourists routinely observed poking, chasing, ...

Manatees

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The endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery, principally due to lawsuits. And that progress has been reversed in the last few years due to toxic algae and removal of protections.  With a population hovering under 6000 animals, according to 2018  ...

Manatee Safeguard Limits Undermine Effectiveness

by | August 22, 2011
Pending Kings Bay Manatee Refuge Long Overdue but May Be Too Little Too Late ...