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More Florida manatees have been crushed by flood gates, contributing to a deadly year

Chris Perkins for the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes:

Florida’s manatees had an especially deadly year in 2020, marked by particularly grim incidents: flood gates closing and crushing the “gentle giants,” and even decapitating one.

Manatee deaths are common as their population increases, but the majority are caused by being struck by boats and cold-water stress.

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