Manatees in the red

Manatees in the red scientists from the University of Miami in Florida, us, have concluded that it is a toxin secreted from red tide which has caused a record number of deaths among manatees (sirenian mammals belonging to the genus Trichechus , found in the waters of the Atlantic and adjacent rivers) in Florida this year. Although they are not quite sure as to what they can do about the problem, marine-mammal biologists with Florida's department of environmental protection, have hailed this finding as an important step towards saving the manatee from extinction. The species has been under threat for more than two decades.

The American manatee

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