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More Problems for Florida's Manatees as Death Toll Soars [SLIDESHOW]

Mar 19, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
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Manatee with girl
A woman pets an endangered Manatee while swimming in the Crystal River in Homosassa, Florida, February 9, 2005. (Photo:Reuters)

A woman pets an endangered Manatee while swimming in the Crystal River in Homosassa, Florida, February 9, 2005.

Manatee being fed
Brazilian environmental police bottle-feed an Amazonian manatee calf after rescuing it from a resident who had purchased it from an animal trafficker in the Amazon city of Silves, Amazonas State, March 4, 2009. Manatees are a protected species in Brazil. (Photo:Reuters)

Brazilian environmental police bottle-feed an Amazonian manatee calf after rescuing it from a resident who had purchased it from an animal trafficker in the Amazon city of Silves, Amazonas State, March 4, 2009. Manatees are a protected species in Brazil.

Florida Manatee
Virginia wildlife officials are currently engaged in a search for a manatee (not pictured here) recently spotted in the Appomattox River, a major tributary to the James River. (Photo:Reuters)

Drawing blood from manatee
Manatee rehab team members take a blood sample from a rescued manatee, exposed to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, during treatment at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Florida, March 13, 2013. (Photo:Reuters)

Manatee rehab team members take a blood sample from a rescued manatee, exposed to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, during treatment at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Florida, March 13, 2013.

Sick Manatee
A rescued manatee, suffering from exposure to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, comes up for air as it swims into a critical care tank during treatment at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Florida, March 13, 2013. (Photo:Reuters)

A rescued manatee, suffering from exposure to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, comes up for air as it swims into a critical care tank during treatment at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Florida, March 13, 2013.

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