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An adult female manatee caught in the rope of a crab trap was rescued Tuesday, along with her calf, from Allen’s Creek in Clearwater. The rope injured her flippers, particularly her left, which was deeply gouged. The rescue was coordinated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The manatee and her calf, which was not injured, are at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for care.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Manatee rescued after rope damages its flippers

A manatee tangled in rope from a crab trap was rescued from Allen's Creek in Clearwater on Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted photos of the rescue on Facebook, along with information about the rescue, which was conducted jointly with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The adult femal …

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