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

dead manatee in the Indian River Lagoon

(Jim Waymer,, 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.