Florida had 520 manatee deaths in 2016

 

(Source: WLRN)

From WLRN: Wildlife officials say 520 manatees died in Florida last year, including a record 104 killed by boat strikes.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission data released Thursday, cold stress killed 23 of the protected sea cows in 2016.

Eighty-eight manatees died of natural causes, while 150 deaths remained undetermined.

For the complete story:  http://wlrn.org/post/florida-had-520-manatee-deaths-2016

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