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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Florida manatee count tallies record high

Published 3/16/2015
In an annual survey, state biologists counted more than 6,000 manatees - almost 1,000 more than previous high.

ast spring, a group of boaters in Crystal River, where manatees drawn by the 72-degree spring-fed water winter by the hundreds, joined forces with the Pacific Legal Foundation to appeal to federal wildlife managers to consider changing the status of manatees from endangered to threatened. The groups say federal officials need to act on a 2007 review that found manatees were rebounding.
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