South Florida Museum Welcomes New Manatee

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BY SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY NOV 10, 2017

This week, South Florida Museum welcomed a new manatee into its Stage 2 Rehabilitation Aquarium, where she will be cared for until she is ready to return to the wild. The manatee, called "TM" during her hospital stay and nicknamed "Lagoona" by the Museum's animal care team, is a female estimated to be 2 to 2½ years old that was rescued May 29 from Mosquito Lagoon on Florida's east coast (hence her nickname). She was rescued with large propeller wounds from her left shoulder to her skull and her prognosis when she arrived at SeaWorld's treatment facility was poor. The Museum’s Stage 2 Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium is the place where manatees come after their initial critical care needs have been met. Manatees can spend anywhere from a few months to more than a year at the Museum regaining their health before they are ready for release.

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