Manatee Found Off Cape Cod Dies Before Reaching Florida

October 13, 2008

On Saturday morning, a wayward manatee was rescued off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  It has since died though before reaching Florida for treatment.....Washington (ChattahBox) – On Saturday morning, a wayward manatee was rescued off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  It has since died though before reaching Florida for treatment.

Rescue workers managed to save the manatee from the water on Saturday morning.

The wayward manatee is a tropical creature which needs warm waters.

When it was found, it had a body temperature of 73 degrees, far below the normal temperature of 97.5 degrees.

They were able to increase his temperature slightly, but it was not enough to get him back home to Florida to a rehab center.

He was named Dennis after he was found off the coast of Dennis, Massachusetts.

It took rescue workers hours to get the 1,000-pound manatee out of the water.

A necropsy is going to be held to figure out the cause of death.


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