Friday, July 1, 2016

Video shows toxic algae-covered manatee in Florida drinking from hose

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 2:26 PM

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Florida's most recent toxic algae outbreak is so bad some manatees are resorting to drinking from a hose. 

A video of a manatee in Stuart from Thursday, June 30, shows the mammal surrounded by toxic green algae. When a family notices the manatee struggling through the algae in their backyard, they grab a water hose. The algae-covered manatee then starts drinking from a hose and uses the water to get the algae out of its nose, eyes and mouth, Adam Palas told CBS12.

This algae outbreak has Martin and St. Lucie counties in a state of emergency as of Wednesday, June 29.

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