Toxic 'red tide' blamed for rise of manatee deaths in Florida

Manatees are dying in alarming numbers in Florida this year – the toll significantly increased by the “red tide” toxic algae bloom blighting large areas of the coast and threatening wildlife and tourism.

Guardian

Last updated on 21 August 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Threats: 
Climate Change
Species: 
Trichechus manatus
Species group: 
Marine mammals