Video: "Manatee Warrior" Crusades for Sea Creatures

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October 20, 2006—Stan Meeks of Suwannee, Florida, is fighting a new crusade. A Vietnam War veteran, Meeks came to Florida's Gulf Coast eight years ago in search of peace, and he says he found it in the gentle ways of the manatee.

Meet the man who calls himself the manatee warrior, and join him as he patrols the Suwannee River in search of the giant, gentle sea creatures that he has dedicated himself to protecting.

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