3 rehabilitated manatees released

Manatees rehabilitated at Miami Seaquarium

MIAMI - Three manatees, rescued off South Florida, were released back into the wild Tuesday.

Jasmine was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers on March 16 in Tavernier. The 990-pound sea cow was struck by a boat.

She was released Tuesday near Plantation Key.

Dori and her calf, Nemo, were brought to the Miami Seaquarium after the calf was struck by a boat near Turkey Creek in Palm Bay. Nemo now weighs 235 pounds, and his mother tips the scales at 1,140 pounds. 

As rescuers were loading Dori and Nemo into a truck at the Miami Seaquarium, Dori began to struggle when she couldn't see Nemo.  Once they were reunited, the pair calmed down.

Both were released at Pollak Park in Palm Bay.

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