Wayward Manatee Flown To Warmer Waters

LINDEN – A manatee that had been seen swimming in New Jersey waters in October was returned to Miami, Fla. for medical treatment last week.

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife officials captured the manatee swimming near Bayway Refinery in Linden on Oct. 27. The Coast Guard and crews from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center worked together to transport the manatee aboard a Coast Guard cargo plane to an animal rehabilitation facility in Miami.

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