No rescue planned for injured manatee found near Treasure Island

Pinellas County

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Wildlife officials have been monitoring the movements of a manatee that was found with injuries near Treasure Island.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said the animal was found injured in the intercoastal waterways on Sunday, but they have not been able to get close enough to capture it.

On Monday, a FWC spokeswoman said the manatee has moved and is no longer in the area. They will send a boat out to look for the animal, but no rescue is planned.

Wildlife officials suspected another animal, possibly a calf, had been traveling with manatee. It’s unclear if that animal is injured as well.

Further information was not immediately available.


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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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