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Hundreds of manatees invaded, shut down a Florida wildlife refuge

Crystal River - A wildlife refuge in Florida experienced one of the most adorable wildlife invasions ever this week. The incident isn't necessarily unusual, says Kimberly Sykes, assistant manager of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Video: Manatees pay a surprise visit to Florida beach-goers

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale beach-goers were treated to an unexpected and pleasant surprise Sunday when a group of manatees joined a crowd of swimmers enjoying the shallow surf.

Florida experts monitor manatees during Gulf Oil disaster Special

Crystal River - Experts are watching the continuous flow of oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and trying to assess the ecological impact on the environment and the creatures that live in the ocean including the manatee, the gentle giant of the sea.

Manatees May be Removed from Endangered List

The number of Florida manatees has nearly doubled since 1991, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service sees this as reason to downgrade the animal's threat level. But not everyone agrees.
 

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A West Indian Manatee  a member of Order Sirenia in Florida waters.
A West Indian Manatee, a member of Order Sirenia in Florida waters.
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Many manatees at Crystal River (Three Sisters) in 2012
Many manatees at Crystal River (Three Sisters) in 2012
Florida Fish and Wildlife
“Manatee calf nursing” — fws.gov
“Manatee calf nursing” — fws.gov
Gaylen Rathburn
Manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River  Fla.
Manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Fla.
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge