Thursday, March 25, 2010

Record Cold Killing Off the Manatees

Aw, these poor creatures, dying in record numbers due to global cooling. Unlike bogus tales of polar bears dying off due to mythical global warming, which is totally bogus, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have documented evidence.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Officials announced Tuesday that due to the prolonged cold temperatures the past three months, 431 manatee deaths have already been documented.

Officials say exposure to low temperatures for a long period of time can cause a condition called "manatee cold-stress syndrome," which can result in death.

Last year the FWC documented 429 manatee deaths, which exceeded the highest number on record until now.

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Director said the rate of mortality so far this year is of great concern and that they will focus on determining the long-term implications for the manatee population.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has rescued 48 manatees from across the state and continues to respond to reports of distressed animals
Land-based manatee lookalike Al Gore was unavailable for comment.

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