Manatee rescued by SeaWorld returned to warm Florida waters

SeaWorld Orlando - Manatee Photo

SeaWorld Orlando announced today that a manatee that was previously rescued from South Carolina area power facility in Charleston, S.C was released back into the wild on Thursday.  The manatee was returned to the warm waters of Kennedy Point Marina in Titusville.

The manatee, which was named Goose during his 3 month rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando, will be tracked via satellite transmitter to ensure he follows the correct migration patterns next winter.

Goose was rescued on December 11 and was trapped near the warm waters of a power plant.  The manatee could not venture to the cold water in search of adequate food source and natural warm water.

SeaWorld works closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the proper location and timeframe for the manatee to be returned to the wild.

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