Dozens of Florida Manatees in Rehab Amid Ongoing Starvation
More than six dozen threatened manatees are currently in rehabilitation centers in Florida and elsewhere amid a chronic starvation problem caused by water pollution.
Manatee Caught on Camera Using Child's Surfboard Near Fort Pierce
A family who decided to spend the Fourth of July in the waters of Florida’s Treasure Coast got quite the surprise: a manatee who tried to take their son’s surfboard for a spin. Leesa Blais posted the video on her Facebook page showing the friendly sea cow approaching her along with Blais’ husband and twin sons when they were...
Manatee Tries to Borrow Boy's Surfboard in Fort Pierce
Courtesy Lisa Blais
Manatees Are Dying of Starvation. Here's How We Can Protect Them
Manatees are dying of starvation after ecological changes have killed off some of their food supply – and helped toxic organisms take root on the rest. “There have been so many years of change… it’s going to take a lot of work to restore the ecosystem that we once had,” environmental engineer and NOAA scientist Dr. Tracy Fanara tells LX...
Test Feeding Plan in Works for Starving Florida Manatees
Normally giving food to wild animals is considered off limits