Officials say the 10ft male manatee weighed in at 1025 lbs. and was rescued in Marathon due to a watercraft injury. The manatee was transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.

Florida FWC Uses New Truck To Rescue, Transport Injured Manatee

Officials say the 10ft male manatee weighed in at 1025 lbs. and was rescued in Marathon due to a watercraft injury. The manatee was transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.

On Tuesday evening, Florida Fish and Wildlife staff rescued a manatee using their brand-new transport truck.

Officials say the 10ft male manatee weighed in at 1025 lbs. and was rescued in Marathon due to a watercraft injury. The manatee was transported to SeaWorld Orlando for rehabilitation.

“Rescuing manatees remains a top priority for FWC and this new truck helps to support this important conservation work,” said the FWC in a statement.

How you can help: Report injured, sick or dead manatees to the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-3922.

Florida residents can show their appreciation for manatees by purchasing a Save the Manatee license plate https://myfwc.com/research/manatee/trust-fund/license-plate/

The new rescue truck was donated by Florida Power & Light with graphic wrap donated by the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Ferman Commercial Division.

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