Florida manatees just can’t catch a break.
An estimated 824 manatees died in Florida waters last year, a nearly 50 percent increase over the number of mortalities in 2017 and the second-highest death count ever.
Sadly, a large number of this year’s deaths were human-caused, either directly from accidents or from long-term environmental threats created by anthropogenic forces.
What caused the most deaths this year? Watch our video below to learn more.
Further reading: The Simple Thing You Can Do to Save Lovable but Endangered Manatees