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Changing Ecosystem Threatens Florida's Manatees

Manatees, the vegetarian aquatic mammals that inhabit the waters of Florida, depend on natural warm water springs to survive the winter. However, those warm water sources have diminished over the years due to an increase in development around the area. Listen to learn how local power plants are maintaining the warm water to try to help the manatees.

Life Science Ecosystems Earth and Space Science Human Impacts Climate Change Weather and Climate Living on Earth

Story Length: 6:33

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 05/17/2002