The cold snap in December on top of the major cold snap earlier in 2010 doubled the yearly average of manatee deaths in Florida. Overall, 767 manatees died last year with nearly three hundred of those deaths coming from “cold stress.” The Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission handles the necropsies on the manatee carcasses. FWC veterinarian Martina DeWitt talked with 89.1 FM’s Donna Green-Townsend about how the cold weather took a toll on the endangered sea cow.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPmanateeQAdgt.mp3]
Through nature walks around Gainesville, the Joy Walk Club provides a space for relaxation and connection
Having to do work online, apart from people, took its toll on Jyoti Parmar, which led her and Cassandra Tucci, a Gainesville activist, to create the Joy Walk Club.