MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – An injured female manatee and its calf were rescued after wildlife specialists found them injured in South Florida waters.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the pair is being treated for wounds and infections at the Miami Seaquarium.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
The mother was found Saturday with boat strike wounds. The female calf has a wound on her underside.
On Tuesday, rescuers initially spotted the mother swimming sideways, which indicates lung damage.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Boy Airlifted After Being Bitten By Family Dog
On Wednesday, the manatees swam away and disappeared under a low bridge in Fort Lauderdale.
After Saturday’s rescue by experts from SeaWorld in Orlando and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, both were started on antibiotics. Marlin will be scheduled for a procedure where veterinarians will drain liquid or air from its chest.
The newspaper says boats and other watercraft were the biggest cause of manatee deaths statewide last year, causing at least 136 of the 606 animal deaths.MORE NEWS: Trainer's Room Busy As Heat, Celtics Prepare For Game 4
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