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Friday, November 10, 2006

Wildlife commission proposes new manatee management plan

Published November 9, 2006
Florida manatees depend on warm water during the winter for survival, and the state should prepare a contingency plan to avoid a catastrophic die-off if their habitat goes cold, according to a draft plan released Thursday by state wildlife officials.

"We will be meeting with power plant companies themselves to prevent this possible catastrophic death situation," Frohlich said. "Many of these plants are old and energy technology changes, and it's naive to think things just stay the same."

The sustainability of natural warm water springs also needs study, because increasing development is decreasing the aquifers, Frohlich said.

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