Spike in Manatee Deaths Prompts State, Federal Probe

(WPTV, Jay Cashmere, 04/13/2021) An alarming spike in manatee deaths has both state and federal investigators probing the case. In all of 2020, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission report 637 deaths for the year. In just the first four months of 2021, at least 613 manatees died. Dr. Edith Widder, co-founder of ORCA, Ocean Research and Conservation Association, said that the animals are starving due to a lack of seagrass. Click here to read the original article.