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More than 80 manatees killed by boats and other vessels this year in Florida | 10News WTSP
More than 80 manatees have already been killed by boats and other vessels in 2019 in Florida. Watercraft-related incidents are blamed for nearly 30 percent of manatee deaths this year, according to the latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission mortality report. That's the highest percentage in the last five years. Last year, 411 total manatee deaths were reported in Florida -- only 59 of which were linked to watercrafts.