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Manatees are large marine mammals native to Florida that spend their time grazing on sea grass in shallow coastal areas. Since January, recorded manatee deaths have been nearly triple that of the same period for each of the past five years. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images hide caption

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As Seagrass Habitats Decline, Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation

The mammals were removed from the endangered species list in 2017, but algae blooms and overdevelopment have killed 46,000 acres of seagrass, leaving manatees without enough to eat.

Manatees are large marine mammals native to Florida that spend their time grazing on sea grass in shallow coastal areas. Since January, recorded manatee deaths have been nearly triple that of the same period for each of the past five years. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images hide caption

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As Seagrass Habitats Decline, Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation

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Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the Feb. 3 visit of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that triggered a pandemic. Hector Retamal /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Unproven Lab Leak Theory Brings Pressure On China To Share Info. But It May Backfire

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Houstonians cool off at the Emancipation Swimming Pool on July 19. Texas is one of many places in the U.S. under excessive heat warnings. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Here are 5 tips to help you stay safe and cool in extreme heat

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As comic book culture and the superhero genre have gone mainstream, changing audiences are now challenging the companies who own their beloved characters over issues like sex positivity. YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A Censored Sex Scene In 'Harley Quinn' Sparks Debate On Depictions Of Female Pleasure

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Composer Julius Eastman's music is slowly moving from neglected to championed. Donald Burkhardt hide caption

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Julius Eastman, A Misunderstood Composer, Returns To The Light

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