In the last 10/12 years boating useage and boating registrations have SKYROCKETED, yet at the exact same time the manatee population has increased by over 300%. We have to be doing something right. Despite what the Save the Manatee Club, and other enviromental groups say or try to claim, THE MANATEES ARE NOT DWINDLING, to the point that they are strongly be considered being taken off the "endangered species" list, which of course has the Save the Manatee Club weenies just peeing in their pants. They are the worst of the worst of "zealots" here in Florida, they never, nor do they acknowledge any truthful reality concerning the manatee. If they had their way they would ban all pleasure boating in the entire state.
I have personally asked them over 15 times via email, how is it the population has increased during the massive increase in boating. I have never (surprise, surprise) received any kind of a reply from them.