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Survey Shows Florida Manatee Numbers Up Compared With Past Years
Animals  (tags: animals, manatees, sea cows, marine mammals, population, wildlife, wildanimals, environment, animalwelfare )

- 2700 days ago -
Florida's manatee population appears to be higher than usual this year. A recent survey showed almost 5,000 manatees in the state. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that is comparatively higher than in past years.
New Science for Protecting Manatees
Animals  (tags: animals, manatees, sea cows, marine mammals, science, wildanimals, wildlife, endangered, conservation, environment, protection, animalwelfare )

- 2701 days ago -
Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals of the order Sirenia.They originated in the middle Eocene period around 45 to 50 million years ago.They are gentle, plant-eating herbivores sometimes nicknamed "sea cows".The name manatee comes from the Haitian word
Sea Cows Will Be Protected
Animals  (tags: dugongs, sea cows, animals, protection, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, endangered, extinction, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 3724 days ago -
The Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to India joining the memorandum of understanding on conservation and management of dugongs and their habitats. Once in abundance and found in thousands in Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay, Gulf of Kutch and Andaman islands
Saving the Sea Cow
Animals  (tags: sea cows, manatees, endangered, ghana, hunted, disappearing )

- 3736 days ago -
Manatees in Ghana are being slowly wiped out by hunting and loss of habitat. But the very people who kill the elusive aquatic mammal for its meat could be the key to its survival. In 1964, a vast lake was created in south-east Ghana by blocking the
Don't Disturb Manatees, Officials Warn
Animals  (tags: manatees, threatened, deaths, officials, protection, endangered, no harassment, feeding, annoying, sea cows, warm waters )

- 3795 days ago -
With 10 manatees already dead from the cold this year in Brevard, state wildlife officials say they'll ticket people who get too close to huddling masses of sea cows and scare them out of canals or other warm water havens. Harassing, feeding or in any
Manatees Could Lose 'Endangered' Status
Animals  (tags: Sea Cows, manatees, reclassification, under consideration, endangered to threatened )

- 4092 days ago -
MIAMI - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday it is considering reclassifying the manatee as threatened instead of endangered, a move that would indicate the animal has rebounded from the brink of extinction.The manatee would still remain protect

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