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Nikki Fried Wants FWS to Reclassify West Indian Manatee as Endangered Species

This week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried formally requested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) work expeditiously to reclassify the West Indian manatee as an endangered species. FWS is currently conducting its 5-year status...

Stephanie Murphy Calls on FWS to Investigate Rising Number of Manatee Deaths

Between January 1 and February 26 of this year, the state recorded 403 manatee deaths, about triple the normal level. According to recent reports, manatees may be starving due to a decline in seagrass, their primary food source.