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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rescued manatees released back into Florida waters

Published Jan. 30, 2009
Both were suffering from cold stress and rescued a year ago during sub-freezing days from separate locations off Jacksonville’s Ortega River. When temperatures dip, manatees look for warm water where they can hang out, but often those warm waters don’t have the vegetation manatees require for their food.

The two were released about 10 a.m. into the warm waters at Salt Springs Run Marina in Marion County.
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