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Ships Get Blame for Manatee Deaths

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- 3391 days ago -
Collisions on the rise The mammals' autopsy results indicate larger vessels are responsible. More manatee deaths in Duval County were blamed on ship and boat collisions last year than ever before, state wildlife records show

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Linda H (199)
Sunday January 11, 2009, 3:11 pm
Here in Florida it is a horrible crime that must be stopped.Thanks,Jacqueline.

. (0)
Sunday January 11, 2009, 7:25 pm
noted thank you

Jim P (3257)
Sunday January 11, 2009, 7:41 pm
One thought came to mind about why the Manatees are hanging around the deeper waters could be as a result of global warming. Another thought is for food. One way to lessen the fatalities is to install underwater horns to warn the manatees to move out of the way when the bigger boats, ship come into their areas. Another way is for the police to enforce speeding laws just like they do for cars, trucks on land.

TY, Jacqueline.


Elaine R (130)
Sunday January 11, 2009, 11:28 pm
Boats should be banned from coming where Manatee's are. They are after food without the need of idiotic boats ships speeding colliding Get them vessels out of the water leave seas oceans to marine life SAVE LOVE HELP PROTECT ANIMALS

Mirella Burgess (75)
Monday January 12, 2009, 1:20 am
I totally agree with you Elaine.

Linda F (4)
Monday January 12, 2009, 1:50 pm
Noted. I have been living in SW Florida for 10 years, and people complain now because of Manatee Speed Zones in the water ways. There are too many people with boats that just do not care. The enforcement of these speed zones need to be monitered more with higher fines.

Joanna D (216)
Monday January 12, 2009, 3:10 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting!!

Susan E (9)
Monday January 12, 2009, 5:32 pm
Get the damn boats out of there and make the manatee the top priority, till there is some way to avoid collisions. Go boating somewhere else people!
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