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Clearwater Marine Aquarium plans manatee rehab center

Manatee deaths reach all time high in 2021

PINELLAS COUNTY – More manatees have died in the first six months of this year than any other year in Florida’s history. FWC says 841 sea cows have died since January 1.

With red tide concerns growing, scientists and marine biologists worry more manatees could be in danger. Pinellas County leaders say the toxic bloom in Tampa Bay is killing off seagrass at an alarming rate, which manatees need to survive.

In response, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is stepping up to help save the beloved animals.