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As reported today on the Knowledge Bomb – manatee numbers in Florida are slightly up this year from last year!  That’s good!  It’s encouraging at least, as manatees were moved from the “vulnerable” to the “endangered” species list in 2007.

How do they know?  They do aerial surveys!  They go up in the sky and count manatees.  Fun.  It also yields some pretty fun pictures, here’s a couple of them!

manatees 1 manatees2
If you wanna see more, they’re up on this flickr from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. – Pol

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