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November is Manatee Awareness Month

It’s been a tough couple of years for Florida manatees. So far this year, 714 manatees have died, compared to 538 in 2017, out of...

Red tide takes toll on marine life

Dolphins Red tide is suspected of killing 41 dolphins in August in Southwest Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the first...
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Manatee speed zones effective April 1

Seasonal manatee boating speed zones go into effect April 1. Intended to protect the state’s official marine mammal, which is a threatened species, the zones...

Manatee gallery

Manatees, or sea cows - actually relatives of the elephant - frequent waters around Anna Maria Island. They are a federally threatened species.
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Manatee saved from Irma

Volunteers rescued this Manatee in Sarasota Bay after it was stranded by a severely receding tide that preceded Hurricane Irma.

Bye bye, Baby Snoots

BRADENTON - Manatee County's official mascot, Snooty the manatee, drowned on Sunday, July 23, the day after his 69th birthday party at the Parker...

Controversial action puts manatees in harms’ way

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued its final rule to downgrade the status of the West Indian manatee from endangered to...

Manatee deaths up in Manatee County, state

About 9 percent of the state's 6,250 manatees counted in the 2016 survey died last year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
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Coast Lines: Respect the manatee’s river

There is a good reason for the Manatee River’s name - manatees live there. So do sea turtles – one laid a nest at DeSoto...