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VIDEO: Insane Feeding Frenzy Turns River Into A Living Nightmare

We’re not entirely sure what this husband and wife captured on their camera while bailing water out of their boat, but it looks like the ran into the Kraken. “My husband was bailing water out of our boat after a huge storm,” the wife said in the description. “Every time he threw the water we saw …

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VIDEO: Sneaky Manatee Knocks Guy Off His Paddle Board

It looks like this manatee must have a grudge against paddle boarders after it knocked a guy off his board while he was calmly paddling through the ocean. In reality, the paddle boarder and the manatee probably both scared the crap out of each other while enjoying a peaceful day. Unfortunately for the guy, that …

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Six Manatees Rescued From Pond After Being Trapped By Hurricane Hermine

Rescue crews in Crystal River worked to save six manatees after they were trapped in a pond for more than a week. The manatees were able to enter the pond after rising waters from Hurricane Hermine enabled them to enter the 200 yard long by 50 yard wide pond. FWC rescue workers were able to …

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Super Chill Manatee Hangs 10 with Standup Paddle Boarders

If manatees regularly hung out with paddle boarders, I’d be paddling more often. Celine Chasteen and her friend happened upon two manatees while standup paddle boarding in Jupiter, FL. Chasten described the one with its flippers on her board as very playful, which seems accurate. It’s important to remember that manatees are a protected species. …

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Manatees are Dying Off Again in Polluted Indian River Lagoon

Eight manatees have died in the Indian River Lagoon since May, according to Florida wildlife officials. The cause of the deaths is linked to the heavily polluted river and the algae infesting it. This isn’t the first string of deaths linked to pollution from the famous river either. In the past four years, over 150 …

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Viral Video Shows Manatees Eating Grass in Woman’s Backyard During Tropical Storm

Nancy Smith of St. Petersburg got more than bad weather from Tropical Storm Colin, she also got a couple of surprise visitors. What she discovered was a pair of manatees feeding on her grass in her backyard, which she recorded and posted to her Instagram. “Because of the rain, the tide was up over the …

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Record Number of Manatees Counted in Florida Waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a count of 6,260 manatees in the state’s coastal waters. Florida’s manatees were downlisted in January from endangered to threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last year, 6,063 manatees were counted, according to FWC records. The highest number prior to 2015 was in 2010, when 5,077 …

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