Manatees dying in Indian River Lagoon

Two manatees found dead in the Indian River Lagoon. (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) 

In July 2012, manatees started turning up dead in the Indian River Lagoon; now, there are 80 dead animals, 50 of them since the beginning of February, according to

“They’re all dying from a cause that we suspect is a common one — common to those manatees — but right now, is still unknown,” said Kevin Baxter, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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