Florida’s Manatees are dying at a staggering rate. What can be done? | Editorial

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(Editorial Board, Tampa Bay Times, July 7, 2021) Manatee deaths in Florida are climbing at an unprecedented rate, and humans are to blame. Pollution and run-off cause seagrasses to die, starving the beloved sea cows. In all of 2020, 321 manatee deaths were recorded compared with more than 800 deaths so far in 2021. Click here to read the entire article.