Thursday, April 2, 2009

State rescuers looking for injured manatee in Pompano Beach waters

South Florida Sun Sentinel POMPANO BEACH - State biologists are seeking the public's help in locating an injured manatee.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the animal appears to be emaciated and lethargic and may be suffering from prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

The manatee has a white scar on its head and a thick coating of green algae on its back.

Biologists last saw the animal Monday night in a canal near the intersection of McNab Road and SW 6th Avenue.

Anyone who spots the manatee is urged to call the
FWC Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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