See larger Jessica Cheek and Reanna Montwheler discover a dead manatee near Marco Island in 2004. In two months' time, 16 manatees have died in Lee and Collier counties, bringing local deaths for the year to date to 93. Of the 16 animals that died in October and November, red tide is the suspected culprit for eight. Statewide, 79 manatees have died from suspected red tide-related illnesses since March.

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Jessica Cheek and Reanna Montwheler discover a dead manatee near Marco Island in 2004. In two months' time, 16 manatees have died in Lee and Collier counties, bringing local deaths for the year to date to 93. Of the 16 animals that died in October and November, red tide is the suspected culprit for eight. Statewide, 79 manatees have died from suspected red tide-related illnesses since March.

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