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Updated: 07/12/2018 08:30:02AM

Manatee mortalities on the rise as a result of red tide

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY BARRY DYBLE
A lifeless manatee was found floating Tuesday in a canal off Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte. Wildlife officials are investigating the animal's cause of death and suspect red tide is likely.

By ANDREA PRAEGITZER

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Barry Dyble has lived in the area since 1987 and said he hadn’t ever seen anything like it.

A large manatee was floating, lifeless, down a canal off Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte.

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