Vultures circle a tropical paradise in Florida as Brevard County’s graveyard of manatees grows

dead manatee in the Indian River Lagoon
dead manatee in the Indian River Lagoon

(PHOTO: PHIL STASIL/FLORIDA TODAY)

(Jim Waymer, FloridaToday.com, May 8, 2021) Throughout Florida, manatees are dying en masse due to starvation. Decades of successful conservation efforts have given way to a growing manatee graveyard. The starvation is caused by algae that suffocates kills the native seagrasses that manatees eat. Click here to read more about the crisis.