2021 Has Been a Bad Year for Manatees

2021 Has Been a Bad Year for Manatees

Johnny Diaz

Johnny DiazReporting from South Florida ��

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As of Oct. 8, 968 manatees have died in 2021, compared with 637 all last year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Previously, the state’s highest yearly total was 830 reported deaths, in 2013.