VIDEO: Boats killing manatees at record pace

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida is on track to break an unfortunate record. The number of manatees killed in boat-related incidents is already 71, 13 more than at this time in 2009, when 97 were killed by year’s end. Officials disagree on the reasons behind the spike in deaths.

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