As Red Tide Sets Manatees Adrift, Are Things Getting Worse?

As Red Tide Sets Manatees Adrift, Are Things Getting Worse?

Emma Bryce
Published: 04/03/2013

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service has a manatee hotline for anyone who spots animals looking disoriented or twitchy, or those that seem out of breath. “If someone sees a manatee acting in this manner, they can call us and we will come and rescue it,” Baxter told AccuWeather. So far, the service has helped 12. Meanwhile, the plot thickens on Florida’s eastern seaboard, where unprecedented numbers of manatees are dying as well. There, however, the cause is still unknown.

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