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Toxic Red Algae Bloom Responsible For 214 Manatee Deaths


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, red algae, manatees, death, wildlife, protection, conservation )

Cher
- 2259 days ago - greenerideal.com
"The tide has killed 241 of Florida's roughly 5,000 manatees, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and the toll appears certain to rise," writes The New York Times. "The number of deaths from the tide far exceeds the previous



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:17 am
The red tide is a nasty thing!! We get them in California too, really affects the environment and it's inhabitants.
 

Erin R (181)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:40 am
Thanks for the article.
 

. (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:27 am
I feel so bad for these gentle giants.
 

Ruth C (87)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:59 pm
Poor animals!
 

Kerrie G (116)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:13 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:31 pm
noted
 

Helga Balagué (1)
Friday April 12, 2013, 8:27 pm
what a disaster! I'm in shock!
 

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:25 pm
So sad. They need to figure out the cause of the red algae and get the manatees out of harm's way.
 

. (1)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:26 pm
The impact of the significant degradation of our oceans is only beginning to be felt. These algae bloom issues are worsening at a dramatic rate. There is nowhere left that is "out of harm's way". All has been harmed.
 

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 8:16 am
Noted thanks
 

Many Feathers (123)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 11:59 am
noted
 

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:16 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted. Sad, but the Red Tide is nasty even for humans. It was heavy in Florida this winter.
 

Sara P (52)
Monday April 15, 2013, 6:49 am
Noted, thank you Cher.
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:03 am
sadly noted
 
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