Posted: 3:05 pm EDT April 30, 2009
They finally caught her Wednesday in Key Largo’s Tarpon Basin.
Biologists had been concerned the line could cut off the manatee’s circulation, lead to it’s flipper’s amputation and possibly death.
The manatee is now at the Miami Seaquarium where the fishing line will be removed. It will be released when cleared by veterinarians.
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