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Seagrass Awareness Month brings critical food source for Manatees to centre stage

March is Seagrass Awareness Month, emphasizing the importance of protecting seagrass to safeguard the manatee population in Florida. Seagrass loss has led to increased manatee deaths due to starvation, with nutrient pollution causing harmful algal blooms. Although there has been a slight decrease in manatee deaths, ongoing conservation efforts are crucial in maintaining seagrass habitats. Human actions like nutrient pollution and development impact these ecosystems, underscoring the need for public involvement in protecting seagrass and manatees.

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