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Trapped manatees rescued, most set free

Posted at 7:21 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 07:21:25-05

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla.-- Wildlife officials have moved 10 manatees found near a warm water discharge pipe in a South Carolina river back to their more traditional winter home in Florida.

Veterinarians with Sea World Orlando said nine of the manatees were released in Brevard county, on the east coast.

But one was kept at Sea World Orlando, after showing signs of stress from the cold.

Manatees are migrating to Florida as the ocean water cools, but sometimes the animals will stay in a warm pool of water and get trapped.