FWC rescues manatee trapped after Hurricane Ian

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A team of marine biologists successfully relocated a manatee Friday after it managed to trap itself in a Fort Myers retention pond after Hurricane Ian.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a Southwest Field Lab received a call last week that the manatee was entrapped in a retention pond system in Lee County, Fort Myers near Billy Creek.

A team of marine biologists was assembled to relocate the mammal which was reportedly in good condition. The manatee was hauled out of the water and then transported a few miles away to the Orange

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