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A manatee swims amid seagrass in the Homosassa River on Oct. 5 in Homosassa, Fla. Conservationists are planting seagrass in the area to help restore the natural habitat for manatees and provide a feeding ground for the mammals, following a record year in manatee deaths in Florida. The deaths were primarily from starvation due to the loss of seagrass beds. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Manatees are starving in Florida. Wildlife agencies are scrambling to save them

Ninety percent of the seagrass has died in an important estuary, leaving manatees without enough to eat. More than 1,000 manatees have died, and many others are emaciated and distressed.

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Researchers used treats to coax young black bears to walk on their hind legs through mud to get footprints to compare to the fossils. Ellison McNutt hide caption

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Ancient footprints mistakenly attributed to bears were made by early humans

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Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds The Beatles
Black Lake (Emancipator Remix) Emancipator
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Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen
5/4 Clogs
Axis Joan Jeanrenaud
Celestation Kinobe
Sundog Kinobe
Canoe Canoa Populous

A manatee swims amid seagrass in the Homosassa River on Oct. 5 in Homosassa, Fla. Conservationists are planting seagrass in the area to help restore the natural habitat for manatees and provide a feeding ground for the mammals, following a record year in manatee deaths in Florida. The deaths were primarily from starvation due to the loss of seagrass beds. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Manatees are starving in Florida. Wildlife agencies are scrambling to save them

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