Mike Oetker, southeast regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the reclassification of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened during a press conference at the Miami Seaquarium on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. "We believe the manatee is no longer endangered," he said. cjuste@miamiherald.com
Mike Oetker, southeast regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the reclassification of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened during a press conference at the Miami Seaquarium on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. "We believe the manatee is no longer endangered," he said. cjuste@miamiherald.com

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Florida manatees in line to lose ‘endangered’ species tag; feds say move is a sign of recovery

January 07, 2016 10:03 AM

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