First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast to speak with local residents and officials about the impact of the oil spill. She made a brief stop in Panama City Beach with a speech trying to lure would be travelers to visit the area. Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/mobama.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.