|Published:||Jan 29, 2011 8:59 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 29, 2011 5:59 PM EST|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's manatee population appears to be higher than usual this year.
A recent survey showed almost 5,000 manatees in the state.
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that is comparatively higher than in past years.
The survey took place last week on both the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico of Florida. It involved 20 observers from 11 groups.
The final numbers won't be known until February after the survey data is verified.
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