SeaWorld rescues manatee in South Carolina

Members of the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team took to the road this week to aid a manatee spotted in the upper reaches of the Cooper River in Charleston, S.C.
 
A rescue team along with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration’s National Ocean Service, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – were able to help save this wayward manatee.
 
Officials say due to dropping water temperatures in the river, the manatee remained close to a warm water outflow area, leaving it isolated from an adequate food source and naturally warm water.
 
After hours of searching, the team successfully rescued the rather large male manatee, weighing over 1,300 lbs. The male manatee was brought to SeaWorld Orlando for a medical examination and monitoring before it can be cleared for return to a local (and warm) Florida waterway.
 
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