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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Checking in on our sea cows

Published October 9, 2006
A virus has kept park manatees in quarantine for nine years. Two that are being studied at an Ohio zoo are showing improvement.

Manatee experts have long theorized that the Homosassa manatees could be showing the virus because they live all their time in relatively fresh water from the springs and cold water. The headwaters of the Homosassa River remain around 72 degrees year round.

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