Changing Seas

Manatees: Conserving a Marine Mammal

Season 8 Episode 2 | 26m 43s Video has closed captioning.

Every winter, hundreds of manatees aggregate near Crystal River, Florida, attracted by the warmer, clear waters. This sanctuary is also a treasure for scientists, who take advantage of these manatee gatherings to study them. From decades of visual ID studies to the most cutting-edge DNA research, experts hope that science will help conserve this beloved marine mammal.

Aired: 06/20/16

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the ...