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Two manatees frolic recently near a tour boat.
Manatee mortality a concern

CRYSTAL RIVER — Nine manatees have perished in Citrus County since the beginning of 2014, the latest coming just two days ago — a stillborn infant found floating near Yankeetown.

So far, sea cow mortality in the county ranks fourth statewide, outpaced only by Brevard County (30 deaths), Lee County (17) and Miami-Dade (10).

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