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Florida men plead guilty to harassing endangered manatees

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Two men caught on video in a cannonball-style jump onto Florida manatees were sentenced on Wednesday to two years probation and community service for harassing the endangered sea cow. The men, who previously pleaded guilty, also were ordered to post an apology on…

Toxic algae killing Florida manatees at record rates

Toxic algae blooms that deplete the water of essential oxygen are killing a record number of manatees in Florida this year, biologists say. A total of 769 manatees have died trough Tuesday, making 2013 the deadliest year ever for the blubbery denizens of the deep found off the Florida coast,…