|That white thing is a propeller scar on the Manatee's back.|
They found my manatee Smokey! He is in a marina nearby. I wrote about him on May 1st. They identified him from his scar.
The vet from Miami Seaquarium and biologists from FWC spent some time with Smokey Thursday. He is a large male. His size, behavior, breathing and swimming were normal.
They catalogued his injuries and they are going to monitor his behavior and location. They are not going to capture him unless they see any changes indicating he needs rehabilitation.
Thank God you are alive Smokey! I thought you were a goner.
You are a tough Manatee!