Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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Manatees are extremely cold sensitive
Manatees are extremely cold sensitive, and this year, a record 206 manatees have died from cold stress.
previous record for cold-stress deaths, set last year, was 56 -
Overall, 393 manatees have died in state waters through
March 12. More than 150 of those deaths have been categorized as
undetermined or their carcasses unrecovered, but most are likely
cold-weather related as well, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute senior research associate Martine De Wit.
Manatee hospitals around the state are so busy caring for cold stressed manatees that Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is keeping manatees in its above-ground — and heated — pool.
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