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Officials Ready to Drop Manatee from US Endangered Species List

The manatee, a species long considered at risk of extinction, has recovered in sufficient numbers to move from endangered to threatened status, U.S. wildlife officials said Thursday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reclassify the protection status of the West Indian manatee, including a Florida subspecies listed as endangered since 1967. The decision, announced at the Miami Seaquarium, reflects a finding that about 6,300 manatees live off the Florida coast today,...

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