Manatee Gets Endoscopy, Ultrasound at Miami Seaquarium

Ox, a 200-pound, 6 foot-long manatee, was rescued from the Jupiter area and brought the Seaquarium.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014  |  Updated 11:22 AM EDT
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A rescued male manatee will be getting an endoscopy and ultrasound at the Miami Seaquarium on Tuesday.

Ox, a 200-pound, 6 foot-long manatee, was rescued from the Jupiter area and brought the Seaquarium. He is a little over 1 years old and suffers from cold stress and is severely emaciated.

The Seaquarium is an acute care rehabilitation center for rescued manatees.  Information about manatees being tracked is available by clicking here: www.wildtracks.org.

The endangered manatee is at risk of Red Tide, cold stress and disease, as well as threats caused by humans which include boat strikes, crushing by flood gates, getting entangled in or digesting fishing gear.

If you see a manatee distress contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC.

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