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Oldest Manatee Dies in Aquarium Accident a Day After Turning 69

The 1.3K-pound Snooty's death is under investigation at Florida aquarium

(Newser) - In an unfolding story still under investigation, the world's oldest known manatee was found dead in a submerged cage on Sunday, the morning after his 69th birthday. Snooty, who's lived in the South Florida Museum for 68 of his 69 years, was found stuck in a maintenance hatch... More »

Manatees Officially Off Endangered List

Too soon, advocates say

(Newser) - Manatees passed a huge milestone this week, but not everybody was cheering about the removal of the marine mammals from the endangered species list after 50 years. The US Fish and Wildlife Service called the change a "success story" for the species when it announced the change Thursday, the... More »

19 Manatees Saved From Fla. Storm Drain

They had probably been trying to keep warm amid cold snap

(Newser) - Rescuers working late into the night freed 19 manatees who were stuck in a storm drain in central Florida. A Satellite Beach Fire Department rep said early today that the 19 manatees are all alive and have been returned to the Indian River Lagoon System. A manatee-rescue team from the... More »

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