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Why Do Manatees Die When Power Plants Shut Down?

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While the Florida manatee is threatened by human activity in a myriad of ways, perhaps the most surprising among those threats is the closing of aging power plants.

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Sources:
https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/93/6/1504/912796
https://www.mmc.gov/wp-content/uploads/floridamanatees.pdf
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/11016985.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6871784/
https://www.mmc.gov/wp-content/uploads/powerplants1.pdf
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0058978

Image Sources:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-sea-cow-gm183859426-15983777
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/close-up-of-florida-manatee-underwater-slow-motion-btdrdk0znvjvgvw50z
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-portrait-gm138186819-8646269
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-in-the-crystal-river-gm944691880-258052801
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/flordia-springs-gm1165177603-320516790
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/two-cooling-towers-and-smokestack-at-coastal-powerplant-with-steam-rising-from-one-gm1254855559-366924462
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/florida-manatee-gm640026820-115702663
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-drone-shot-of-swimming-with-endangered-florida-manatees-hk76ptawnejvgvvyta
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/peaceful-manatee-gm1297683258-390754305
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-drone-shot-of-crystal-springs-river-florida-manatees-htvdx5rbhejvgvyxep

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