NewsProtecting Paradise


Seven manatee released back into the wild

Posted: 2:06 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 18:06:13Z

Seven manatees, including one saved in Southwest Florida, are now back in open water thanks to some help from SeaWorld, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and others.

They were all tagged before they were released, letting researchers keep tabs on them.

They were all found either orphaned or suffering from severe cold stress, including a calf in Cape Coral.

Remember if you ever see an injured marine animal, you can call the FWC hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).