Florida's manatees are still starving to death
The devastating manatee die-off continues unabated even as state and federal wildlife agencies do everything they know to do.
- Officials noted 85 dead manatees in January, most from starvation around the Indian River Lagoon.
- The area was Ground Zero for last year's record-setting mortality event.
Of note: They found 16 bodies on Friday, as cold weather moved in.
What's next: Experimental supplemental feedings and rescue operations continue, with wildlife officers trying to capture emaciated manatees to rehabilitate them, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
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