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Record Number of Manatees Died in Florida Last Year, Many Due to 'Cold Stress'

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A record number of manatees died in Florida in 2010, and officials blame many of the deaths on the year's unusually cold weather.

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MmAway M (507)
Friday January 7, 2011, 7:02 am
What a gentle gianet, this is so sad! Humans have distroyed the Oceans and our World with their careless actions and these special creatures are the ones suffering!

Thank you Cher, Noted with so much sorrow!

Carol H (229)
Friday January 7, 2011, 7:14 am
poor things need warm water to survive. thanks Cher, noted

June Call (40)
Friday January 7, 2011, 8:20 am

Ramona Thompson (210)
Friday January 7, 2011, 1:16 pm
Noted. We used to have manatees swim up behind our house on the ICWW in St. Augustine. They were so amazing to watch.

Unfortunately people hit them in boats, on ski-doos, sea-doos, etc., and cause internal injuries leading to a high # of deaths. OMG over 25% of the newborns died last year.

People, this does not bode well for the manatee; especially with the cold weather that's predicted for next week in Florida.

MmAway M (507)
Friday January 7, 2011, 2:14 pm
Also, besides the Cold Weather these poor Manatees suffer from all of the speed boats...these poor and special gentle gianets!

MmAway M (507)
Friday January 7, 2011, 2:16 pm
Sorry ML -- did not catch you already had the boats and everything on your commment!


rhonda conway Conway (41)
Friday January 7, 2011, 10:24 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks Cher

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 4:59 am
Sad news, TY Cher.
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