Manatees are starving in Florida. Wildlife agencies are scrambling to save them

Read the full story from NPR.

Manatees are susceptible to cold and congregate in the lagoon during winter. In the past, the main threats to them have been collisions with boats, toxic algae and cold weather.

This year, starvation became a major factor, leading the federal government to designate it an “unusual mortality event” and join with other wildlife agencies and conservation groups to respond.

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