Florida manatee deaths soar as toxic algae blooms and pollution choke off their food source

Manatee – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Jacob Loyacano Nearly 1,000 of Florida’s beloved manatees have died since the start of the year, mostly due to starvation, wildlife officials stated.  According to mortality statistics provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the 984 manatee deaths recorded so far in 2021 more than doubles last

Florida manatees dying in ‘unprecedented’ numbers, surpassing state’s annual record

Manatee Close-Up Portrait – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andrea Izzotti So far, 2021 has been marked as the deadliest year for manatees in Florida’s recorded history. At least 841 manatees have died in Florida waters so far.  According to data collected from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), nearly 53 percent of

Florida’s Manatee population is declining at an alarming rate—water conditions are to blame

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay According to a recent Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, Florida’s manatee population is facing a sharp decline that could break historic records. Florida’s manatees, “sea cows” as they are called, are dying off at unprecedented rates in 2021, and experts believe the cause extends further beyond the