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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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Charlie Crist Announces Funds for Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Help Manatees

The aquarium will get $77,879 to “increase manatee rescue efforts through the use of new technology to expand capacity and collect health and life history parameters” and $71,795 “to support the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, enhancing transport capabilities and allowing for more sick or injured manatees to be treated and released back in the wild.”

Marco Rubio Calls on FWC to Protect Key Deer Population

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Eric Sutton, the executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), urging the agency to ensure that Key deer populations, and their critical habitat, remain protected regardless of the species’ future federally protected status.
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