Bear Warriors file lawsuit to force Florida to protect sea cows

Last week, an environmental nonprofit called Bear Warriors United Inc. filed suit in the Middle District of Florida in Orlando against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, accusing the agency of failing to protect manatees under the Endangered Species Act. The group, which usually acts on behalf of black bears, fighting to end hunts, has…

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Trying Everything, Even Lettuce, to Save Florida’s Beloved Manatees – The New York Times

Pollution has killed the sea grass that manatees feed on, and they are starving to death in large numbers. Extraordinary intervention may not be enough to protect them. By Patricia Mazzei Photographs by Eve Edelheit Published April 9, 2022Updated April 10, 2022 INDIAN RIVER LAGOON, Fla. — At first, the manatees stayed away from the romaine lettuce. It was…

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The manatees are starving – Vox

Florida’s beloved “sea cows” shouldn’t have to eat lettuce. Yet here we are. By Benji Jones | @BenjiSJones  Feb 8, 2022, 12:40pm EST ( Heads of romaine lettuce might seem like empty calories for starving “sea cows” that weigh 1,000 pounds. But for Florida’s manatees, they’re just what the vet ordered.  In parts of eastern Florida, seagrass…

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