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.
LATEST NEWS FROM WFLA.COM:
- PHOTOS: Modern ‘Hobbit hole’ hits the market far from Middle Earth
- One of Great Wallendas passes away, family says
- Steak ‘n Shake replaces table service with self-serve kiosks
- Doctor creates balloon art for emergency room patients, colleagues
- Spring break canceled across the country for thousands of college students