VIDEO: FWC, SeaWorld, Brevard Zoo, Melbourne Beach Police Rescue Six Trapped Manatees

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UF College of Veterinary Medicine assisted

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Fish and Wildlife, SeaWorld, Brevard Zoo, Melbourne Beach Police Department and University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine rescued and relocated six manatees that became entrapped in a pond in Brevard County last week during Hurricane Irma. (Brevard Zoo video)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife, SeaWorld, Brevard Zoo, Melbourne Beach Police Department and University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine rescued and relocated six manatees that became entrapped in a pond in Brevard County last week during Hurricane Irma.

All the manatees appeared in good health and were released.

There were several live manatee strandings in Florida last week that resulted from Hurricane Irma. Extreme high tide events associated with the storm have stranded or entrapped manatees.

Our top priority is to provide significant resources to the statewide efforts to help our citizens and visitors recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma.

As we focus resources on recovery efforts, we understand there may be potential impacts on wildlife. Thank you to everyone for helping us protect and conserve Florida’s natural resources.

Reports from the public are crucial for helping manatees and other animals affected by the storm, and we’re asking citizens to call Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922 to report stranded, injured or dead manatees in Florida.

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