ORLANDO, Fla. – Two small manatees were rescued Monday on the West Coast of Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The sea cows were discovered near Placida in Charlotte County with moderate cold stress and necrotic lesions, FWC said.
[TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider]
Both animals were taken to SeaWorld for rehabilitation, according to a tweet from FWC.
On Monday, our staff, @MoteMarineLab and @CharlotteCoFL Sheriff’s Office rescued two small #manatees with moderate cold stress and necrotic lesions near Placida. Both animals were taken to @SeaWorld for rehabilitation. pic.twitter.com/sQIVlucknk— MyFWC (@MyFWC) February 1, 2023
According to the tweet, the manatees’ rescue was aided by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily: