FL Manatee Deaths Reach Record High; Cold Blamed

"TALLAHASEE, Fla. --  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 431 manatee carcasses have been documented in state waters so far this year.

The agency on Tuesday said this preliminary data shows manatee deaths has exceeded the highest number on record for an entire calendar year. That was 429 in 2009. The cause of death for the majority of these animals is cold stress."

The Associated Press had the story Mrch 23, 2010.

Source: AP, 03/24/2010