Can lettuce save manatees from starvation?


Deliberately feeding manatees is illegal in Florida, but state and federal wildlife officials are exploring plans to do just that after an unprecedented number of manatees have died of starvation this year. Officials are working to find out what supplemental foods manatees will eat and may try lettuce, cabbage, transported algae and nuisance aquatic plants, says Patrick Rose, executive director of the Save the Manatee Club.

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