Photo: Manatee Protections in Belize Should Be World Model, Expert Says



Two manatees swim under a boat motor off the coast of Florida.

In Florida, as in the Central American country of Belize, boat collisions are the most common threat to manatees. New programs underway in Belize aim to educate boaters about how to steer clear of the large, sluggish marine mammals.

Photograph courtesy USGS/Sirenia Project


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