As the waters off the mid-Atlantic coast warm up, it’s not unusual to spot some seasonal visitors swimming in our local waterways—manatees!
These gentle giants were removed from the endangered species list earlier this year—but there’s still good reason to promote their protection.
When you think of manatees, you probably think of Florida—but it’s not unusual to find these graceful marine mammals in local waterways during the summer months.
The population growth of manatees in recent years has prompted the federal government to remove them from the endangered species list, changing their official status to “threatened.”
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