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Documentation of the Manatee Unusual Mortality Event

Fight For Zero members began reporting deceased manatees washing ashore in early 2021 and got communities involved with documenting manatee deaths. Fight For Zero helped push for the Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for the Atlantic Florida Manatee, declared in 2021 March. Through persistent advocacy, grassroots campaigns, partnering with local environmental groups, and involving stakeholders, our Brevard County-based organization has been able to bring national awareness to the manatee deaths and water quality issues. Fight For Zero monitors the manatee deaths daily through live streaming, video, and photography on various social media platforms. 

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