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A record 1,101 manatees died in Florida in 2021

 A file photo shows manatees in a canal in Fort Lauderdale.
Lynne Sladky
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A file photo shows manatees in a canal in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida reported 1,101 manatee deaths in 2021, marking the highest number of deaths on record in a single year.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released new numbers Wednesday documenting the deadly year manatees faced in the state.

In North Florida, the FWC reported 60 deaths, including 19 in Duval County, 16 in St. Johns County, 15 in Flagler County, four each in Putnam and Clay counties and two in Nassau County.

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