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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.
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Charlie Crist: USFWS Needs to Examine Increased Manatee Deaths

Crist wrote the USFWS, urging it to declare a Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event (UME), which would have more resources focused on determining why the increase of manatee deaths.
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