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February 27, 2014: A manatee named Pilgrim was released back into the wild after 15 months of rehabilitation.  (Credit: Miami Seaquarium)

Pilgrim Settling In South Florida Waters Again

A manatee found injured in 2012 and received help at the Miami Seaquarium was released back into the wild Thursday.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

Pilgrim the Manatee at Miami Seaquarium in 2012.  (Source: Miami Seaquarium)

Manatee Named Pilgrim Will Settle Back Into The Wild

A manatee that was suffering from an injury and received help at the Miami Seaquarium will be released back into the wild.

02/24/2014

Manatees gather in the warm water off near the FPL power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. (CBS4)

Wildlife Officials Encouraged By Manatee Count

State wildlife officials say they are encouraged by the findings of this year’s manatee count. On January 24th and 27th, a team of 20 observers from nine organizations counted 4,831 manatees; 2,317 on the east coast and 2,514 on the west coast,

02/06/2014

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Rescued Manatees Returned To The Wild

A pair manatees rescued from the state’s southwest coast are going home. “Woodstock” was rescued from Port of The Islands, south of Naples, on January 7th, 2011. The adolescent female was orphaned after her mother died during the 2010-2011 winter season.

01/07/2014

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Boaters Need To Slow Down For Migrating Manatees

South Florida is known for attracting “snow birds” but the warm waters off our coast line also attract manatees which means boaters need to slow down and be careful.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

An orphaned baby male manatee brought to SeaWorld Orlando on Saturday, Sept. 7, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is in critical condition. He is fed three times a day by SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team, who will continue to monitor his health.  (Photo: SeaWorld Orlando)

Manatee Calf Rescued & Recovering At SeaWorld

A manatee calf that was orphaned and rescued near Palm Coast over the weekend is now at SeaWorld Orlando.

CBS Miami–09/09/2013

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Fla. Men To Be Charged For Manatee Cannonball Video

Two Florida men could face big legal problems after old video posted online shows one of them jumping on top of a manatee and her calf.

CBS Miami–05/22/2013

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Florida Man Charged With Harassing Manatee

Admiring Florida manatees is a favorite pastime of many folks but if you get too close, you could end up behind bars.

CBS4–02/19/2013

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant Saturday, charged with violating Florida law by riding a manatee. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say she was photographed riding the manatee at Fort De Soto Park last September.

Fla. Woman Arrested For Allegedly Riding Manatee

A St. Petersburg woman who was caught on camera riding a manatee earlier this year is now facing major legal trouble.

CBS4–11/26/2012

Pilgrim the Manatee at Miami Seaquarium in 2012.  (Source: Miami Seaquarium)

Injured Manatee Calf Recovering At Seaquarium

An injured young manatee found in a Key Largo canal has been taken to the Miami Seaquarium for treatment.

11/21/2012

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