Manatee Deaths Rise In Florida As Pollutants Kill SeagrassManatees have starved to death by the hundreds along Florida’s east coast because algae blooms and contaminants are killing the seagrass the sea mammals eat, a wildlife official told a House committee Tuesday.
Florida Conservation Groups Set Stage for Lawsuit Over Manatee ProtectionsWith more than 900 manatee deaths this year in Florida, conservation groups signaled Monday that they plan to file a lawsuit against the federal government over “critical habitat” areas for the sea cows.
Florida Congressmen Seek 'Endangered' Status For ManateesWith Florida seeing a record number of manatee deaths this year, two congressmen Monday said they have introduced legislation that would designate the sea cows as an “endangered” species.
Wildlife Commissioners Eye Record Manatee DeathsA record number of manatees have died along Florida’s Atlantic coast since December, particularly in the Indian River Lagoon where water-quality problems have caused significant losses of seagrass, according to a commission staff memo tied to the meeting.
More Manatees Have Died In 2021 Than In Any Other Year In Florida's Recorded HistoryMore manatees have died already this year than in any other year in Florida’s recorded history, primarily from starvation due to the loss of seagrass beds.
Initiative Announced In Miami-Dade To Teach Boaters About Manatee SafetyOfficials in Miami-Dade announced an initiative to teach boaters about manatee zones and safety.
Manatee Poke Lands Florida Boat Captain In Federal CourtA Tampa charter boat captain found himself in hot water after a poke of a manatee landed him in front of a federal judge.
Boaters Slow Down! Florida Manatee Season Has ArrivedSouth Florida boaters need to slow down immediately. November is Manatee Awareness Month and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding the public that these large marine mammals are on the move.
Injured Manatee, Calf Rescued In South Florida WatersAn injured female manatee and its calf were rescued after wildlife specialists found them injured in South Florida waters.
Boaters Slow Down! Florida Manatee Season Is Upon UsSouth Florida boaters need to slow down immediately. Manatee season starts Friday, November 15, which means more of them, are in our waterways.
Be Free! Trapped Florida Manatees Escape River WallAfter being trapped last week behind an underwater retention fence during Hurricane Dorian, a manatee and her baby have been freed.
Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High In FloridaThe number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year.
Two Orphan Manatees Moved From Florida To Ohio For RehabTwo orphan manatees, originally rescued in Florida, continue on the road to recovery after being moved to a zoo in Columbus, Ohio.
Manatee Deaths In 2018 Approach All-Time HighAs 2018 comes to a close, it's been a bad year of Florida's manatee population with the second highest number of deaths ever recorded.
Florida Manatee Deaths Are Up But So Is The PopulationDespite it being a deadly year for manatees, Florida wildlife officials believe the threatened sea cow population is doing better than previously thought.