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For the first time since records began being kept in Florida in the 1970s, the number of manatee deaths in a single year has topped 800

December 24, 2013

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Annual manatee deaths in Florida top 800 for the first time

For the first time since records began being kept in Florida in the 1970s, the number of manatee deaths in a single year has topped 800, with two weeks remaining to the end of 2013.

A decade of Florida manatee deaths

2004: 276

2005: 396

2006: 417

2007: 317

2008: 337

2009: 429

2010: 766

2011: 453

2012: 392

2013: 803 (as of Dec. 13)

Tampa Bay Times

For the first time since records began being kept in Florida in the 1970s, the number of manatee deaths in a single year has topped 800, with two weeks remaining to the end of 2013.

Numbers released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg this week showed the number of dead manatees at 803 as of Dec. 13…

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  1. December 26, 2013 6:45 pm

    Thank you for the re-blog πŸ™‚

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