23 Jul '17, 3pm

Can the Thriving #Florida #Manatee Population Persist?

Can the Thriving #Florida #Manatee Population Persist?

Manatees, the beloved Florida creatures, are seeing a population uptick. The marine mammal will likely endure for the next 100 years, says a team of veteran manatee scientists at the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. The study ‘s scientists came to the conclusion after discovering current manatee populations are high, adult manatee longevity is good, and Florida has available habitat to support the marine mammals’ growing population,. The good Manatees survival success in Florida is due to a number of wildlife protections issued over the years. General hunting protections were first issued in the 1800s. Then, in the 1950s, power plant construction produced warm-water effluent winter habitat for manatees. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 added other protections, such as boat speed zones. And recently, a manatee rescue and rehabilit...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/will-the-thriving-florida-manatee-pop...

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