Duck! There's a Motorboat Coming!
Manatees are dying quickly. We need to save them. They are vanishing as a result of water crafts, tangling in nets, running out of habitat, polluted food and water, oil spills and cold weather. They used to be hunted for their hide and meat. Many manatees get deep wounds from propellers.
Scientist have nine hundred pictures of wounds on manatees. It is sad that since 1974, 1,800 manatees have died. In 1999, 268 manatee souls vanished from the face of our earth. Florida had the most manatees die. Bevard Country found forty-four carcasses in Florida. Now there is only 1,200 manatees left in Florida. Bevard Country found twelve carcasses from water craft. In all there were eighty-two killed from water crafts. Flood gates and canal locks killed fifteen of them. There were fifty-two perinatal deaths. Other human activities killed eight. Still there is sixty-eight undetermined. Thank the Lord that there was thirty-eight natural deaths. Sadly there are only 2,000 left in the United States.