RED TIDES KILL HUNDREDS OF FLORIDA’S ENDANGERED MANATEES

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 |

From: Environment News Service

"PEER says the 276 red tide related manatee deaths in 2013 match the previous eight years combined. They were more than 60 percent above the previous record of 151 red tide manatee deaths in 1996. Coastal water pollution is on the increase in Florida says Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips, a former water quality enforcement attorney for the state Department of Environmental Protection."

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