Subject: Manatees to be released (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 10:57:04 -0400 (EDT)

                      J. Michael Williamson
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Date: Mon, 20 Apr 98 13:45:00 GMT 
Subject: NASA: Manatees to be released

NASA: Manatees to be released into Banana River

  APR 20, 1998, M2 Communications - Three manatees rescued from a
storm drain in Cocoa Beach will be released into the Banana River on
Monday, April 20 from KARS Park I, located south of KSC on Merritt
   The three female manatees were in fair condition when they were
found trapped in a storm drain under 750 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa
Beach. One was rescued on Oct. 29, 1997, and the other two were
rescued on Feb. 11 this year. All three recuperated at Sea World of
Florida in Orlando.
   The release will be at about 10 a.m. Monday from a boat ramp in the
southwest corner of the Banana River which runs through KARS Park I.
It is hoped that the manatees will head north through a no-motor zone
where they will be safe from injury by boat propellers.
   Agencies cooperating in the rescue and release, besides Sea World,
are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Merritt Island National
Wildlife Refuge and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.