Why Do Manatees Die When Power Plants Shut Down?

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This episode is sponsored by Wren, a website where you calculate your carbon footprint. Sign up to make a monthly contribution to offset your carbon footprint or support rainforest protection projects: www.wren.co/start/scishow While the Florida manatee is threatened by human activity in a myriad of ways, perhaps the most surprising among those threats is the closing of aging power plants. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow is on TikTok! Check us out at www.tiktok.com/@scishow ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Alisa Sherbow, Silas Emrys, Chris Peters, Adam Brainard, Dr. Melvin Sanicas, Melida Williams, Jeremy Mysliwiec, charles george, Tom Mosner, Christopher R Boucher, Alex Hackman, Piya Shedden, GrowingViolet, Nazara, Matt Curls, Ash, Eric Jensen, Jason A Saslow, Kevin Bealer, Sam Lutfi, James Knight, Christoph Schwanke, Bryan Cloer, Jeffrey Mckishen ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? SciShow Tangents Podcast: www.scishowtangents.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: www.twitter.com/scishow Instagram: instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/93/6/1504/912796 www.mmc.gov/wp-content/uploads/floridamanatees.pdf core.ac.uk/download/pdf/11016985.pdf www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6871784/ www.mmc.gov/wp-content/uploads/powerplants1.pdf journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0058978 Image Sources: www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-sea-cow-gm183859426-15983777 www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/close-up-of-florida-manatee-underwater-slow-motion-btdrdk0znvjvgvw50z www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-portrait-gm138186819-8646269 www.istockphoto.com/photo/manatee-in-the-crystal-river-gm944691880-258052801 www.istockphoto.com/photo/flordia-springs-gm1165177603-320516790 www.istockphoto.com/photo/two-cooling-towers-and-smokestack-at-coastal-powerplant-with-steam-rising-from-one-gm1254855559-366924462 www.istockphoto.com/photo/florida-manatee-gm640026820-115702663 www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-drone-shot-of-swimming-with-endangered-florida-manatees-hk76ptawnejvgvvyta www.istockphoto.com/photo/peaceful-manatee-gm1297683258-390754305 www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-drone-shot-of-crystal-springs-river-florida-manatees-htvdx5rbhejvgvyxep

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