Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 13, 2021

Record number of manatees die in Florida as food source dries up 

The Guardian reports

More 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, state officials have said.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that 841 manatee deaths were recorded between 1 January and 2 July, breaking the previous record of 830 that died during the whole of 2013 because of an outbreak of toxic red tide.

Read more at  Record number of manatees die in Florida as food source dries up | Wildlife | The Guardian


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