Phoenix, a rescued West Indian manatee, swims with her front flippers during a field trip presentation called "The Endangered Manatee Expedition" at the education department in the Miami Seaquarium in Keybiscayne, Fla., April 24, 2013. Phoenix lost 75 percent of her tail from a boating accident and is paralyzed in her lower half.
Phoenix, a rescued West Indian manatee, swims with her front flippers during a field trip presentation called "The Endangered Manatee Expedition" at the education department in the Miami Seaquarium in Keybiscayne, Fla., April 24, 2013. Phoenix lost 75 percent of her tail from a boating accident and is paralyzed in her lower half. Max Reed FOR THE MIAMI HERALD
Phoenix, a rescued West Indian manatee, swims with her front flippers during a field trip presentation called "The Endangered Manatee Expedition" at the education department in the Miami Seaquarium in Keybiscayne, Fla., April 24, 2013. Phoenix lost 75 percent of her tail from a boating accident and is paralyzed in her lower half. Max Reed FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Fred Grimm: Who cares about a bunch of manatees anyway?

March 20, 2015 06:52 PM

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Fred Grimm joined the Herald in 1976. Since 1991 he has written a column about crime, politics and life in Broward.