Rehabilitated manatees returned to Florida Keys waters

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, marine mammal rescue staffers get ready to release two manatees back to Florida Keys waters Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Islamorada, Fla. “Spookey,” left, was rescued in the Upper Keys in October 2019 after a boat strike severely injured her tail. “Scott,” right, was discovered with a flipper entangled in monofilament fishing line. Both marine mammals were rehabilitated at the Miami Seaquarium. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated manatees have been returned to Florida Keys waters.

Staff from Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team, and volunteers with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted with the rescues and assisted with the Wednesday releases.

“Spookey” was rescued in the Upper Keys in October 2019 after a boat strike severely injured her tail. In February 2020, “Scott” was discovered with a flipper entangled in monofilament fishing line.

Both marine mammals were rehabilitated at Miami Seaquarium.

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