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Newborn Manatee Death Numbers Jump in 2008

Article: Newborn Manatee Death Numbers Jump in 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, January 7, 2009 (ENS) – A record number of 101 newborn manatees died in Florida waters last year, according to biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. The biologists say the high number of newborn deaths in 2008 may have resulted from a higher number of…

Governor's Request Keeps Manatee in Endangered Class

Article: Governor's Request Keeps Manatee in Endangered Class

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – In September Florida Governor Charlie Crist spoke out for manatee conservation, and Wednesday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded by giving the manatee a reprieve. The commission voted to defer a decision about reclassifying the state’s remaining manatees from endangered to threatened. The commissioners also asked…