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]
A second congressional Republican, arguing for a vote by the full House, blocked an attempt Tuesday to pass long-stalled federal disaster relief funding that would assist Florida’s hurricane-ravaged Panhandle.