Studying Cuba's Manatees
Florida's population of the iconic manatee has risen in recent years, so much so that federal wildlife officials say they're no longer endangered, and could be down-listed to threatened by next year. Cuba has an extensive population of manatees, making it the perfect place to study them. Last spring, we sat down with WUSF's Steve Newborn and manatee researcher Dr. James "Buddy" Powell (with Sarasota-based conservation group Sea To Shore Alliance), just after they returned from an expedition to Cuba. We're taking another listen to that conversation this week.
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Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.
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