'Plump granny' mammal thwarts Florida business plans

March 15, 2014 2:08 PM

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'Plump granny' mammal thwarts Florida business plans

MIAMI (Reuters) - The riverbank that hugs this city's downtown has in recent years sprouted flashy rows of towering high-rises and trendy restaurants. More boat slips are envisioned so water taxis can handle larger crowds.

But as business owners chart their course to prosperity, they have bumped up against a formidable adversary: Florida's much-loved "sea cow," the manatee.

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