Seahorse Key is a tiny island off of the coast of Florida near Cedar Key. In addition to a U-F Marine Lab, Seahorse Key is a nesting ground for Florida’s brown pelicans. As Erica Cordell reports, for the third time this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold an open house on Seahorse Island for the public on Saturday (July 10th).[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/seahorse.mp3]
Every winter thousands of manatees migrate through Florida’s waterways for warm water and food. This year the seagrass beds have been insufficient in supply, causing at least 540 manatees to die.