One of Florida’s most endangered species is coming out of last month’s cold snap very hard hit. Hundreds of manatees died across the state as temperatures dipped below freezing for several days straight. As Vic Micolucci reports, recently a team of researchers, veterinarians and biologists took a closer look at the half-ton mammals and how they’re doing.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/1manated.mp3]
The first class in October consisted of an overview of Florida’s springs. It detailed how human interaction has affected springs, rivers and lakes over the years and how efforts can be made to repair damages already done.