Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

preparing to lift manatee

Manatee Rescue on March 19, 2009

FWC and Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office staff carry the injured manatee on a stretcher.

Image Credit: FWC

FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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