In this photo taken in 2014, manatees Juliet, left, and Phoenix, right, swim at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reclassified Florida manatees as a threatened species, which allows some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered.
In this photo taken in 2014, manatees Juliet, left, and Phoenix, right, swim at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reclassified Florida manatees as a threatened species, which allows some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered. Alan Diaz AP
In this photo taken in 2014, manatees Juliet, left, and Phoenix, right, swim at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reclassified Florida manatees as a threatened species, which allows some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered. Alan Diaz AP

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