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 A rescued manatee munches lettuce Thursday at Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The population of Florida's iconic manatees has recovered enough that the species no longer meets the definition of 'endangered' under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials said Thursday.
WILFREDO LEE/ASSOCIATED PRESS A rescued manatee munches lettuce Thursday at Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The population of Florida's iconic manatees has recovered enough that the species no longer meets the definition of 'endangered' under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials said Thursday. Wilfredo Lee AP
WILFREDO LEE/ASSOCIATED PRESS A rescued manatee munches lettuce Thursday at Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The population of Florida's iconic manatees has recovered enough that the species no longer meets the definition of 'endangered' under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials said Thursday. Wilfredo Lee AP

With manatee numbers climbing, US Fish and Wildlife looks at new status

January 07, 2016 7:17 PM