Bitter Florida cold contributes to 166 manatee deaths Record pace
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Manatees are dying at a record pace this year, but some say that's only because the population keeps growing
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Rehabilitated manatees returned to Florida warm waters. Video courtesy of SeaWorld. Posted Jan. 10, 2018
People often stop by DeSoto Park in Satellite Beach in the winter months to view the manatees huddled together. The manatees gather in the shallow canal to stay warm during cold spells.(Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)Buy Photo
Florida is on pace for another cold, harsh recordÂ year for manatee deaths, according to an environmental watchdog group.
Already, 166 manatees have died statewide, state statistics through March 2 show.Read More...