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Crowd turns out for manatees' release at Apollo Beach

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A crowd of people watched as three rescued manatees were returned to the wild at Apollo Beach Thursday morning. A crowd of people watched as three rescued manatees were returned to the wild at Apollo Beach Thursday morning.
APOLLO BEACH, FL (WFLA) - A crowd of people watched as three rescued manatees were returned to the wild at Apollo Beach Thursday morning.

Lokey, Joleen and Longo were released at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center.

The three manatees were equipped with tracking devices, so their return to the wild can be monitored.

Crews at Lowry Park Zoo and the South Florida Museum helped the manatees recover after their rescues and prepared them for Thursday's release.

Lokey and Longo were rescued in 2013 and 2012 at Longboat Key and Joleen was rescued in 2013 in Pinellas Park.

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