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Genetic Uniqueness Threatens Florida Manatee's Future

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As Florida manatees lumber into warmer waters this month for their winter respite, they're admired for their unique appearance and lovable charm. But it's that very singularity that University of Florida scientists say could be leading the gentle sea cows down the path to extinction.

GAINESVILLE -- As Florida manatees lumber into warmer waters this month for their winter respite, they're admired for their unique appearance and lovable charm. But it's that very singularity that University of Florida scientists say could be leading the gentle sea cows down the path to extinction.


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