Spotters count record number of manatees in Florida

March 16, 2015 2:53 PM

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During the February count, 20 observers from 11 organizations logged 3,333 manatees on Florida's East Coast and 2,730 on the West Coast of the state.

This year's count exceeded the previous high count in 2010 by almost 1,000 manatees, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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