From the beginning of the year until December fifth, there were 699 documented manatee carcasses found in state waters. The “cold stress” accounts for 244 of those documented manatee deaths. So, now that Florida is in the thick of the cold weather, what are biologists doing to help? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke with U.S. Geological Survey Biologist and Manatee expert Bob Bonde about what’s being done help these water giants.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/manateescoldQA.mp3]
Alachua County and other places across North Central Florida are making preparations for the rare March freeze expected for tonight. Check in to WUFT.org for live weather updates.