Tag: us fish and wildlife service

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.

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.

Marco Rubio Wants to Crack Down on Invasive Species

Rubio introduced the “Lacey Act Amendments” with the support of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., as a co-sponsor.

Vern Buchanan Breaks With Trump Administration on Endangered Species Act

Buchanan pointed to the Sunshine State where alligators, Florida panthers and manatee have all been protected by federal laws.