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Fisheries Department and partners rescue manatee “Kevin” from Belize River

Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2024. 11:11 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On June 12, 2024, the Fisheries Department received a report of a manatee calf that was unable to dive in the Belize River.

 In coordination with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI), a team from the Fisheries Department responded to this report.

Through a joint effort, the male calf was successfully rescued and transported to Orange Walk, where the team met up with Wildtracks who then transported the calf to the rehabilitation center.

The calf was unable to dive, was emaciated, sunburnt and had propellor cuts on its tail.

According to the team, “Kevin” the manatee calf is in a delicate condition but is now receiving care from the Wildtracks team.

“The Department is grateful for this joint collaborative effort with its partners CMARI and Wildtracks. Recently, the Fisheries team that responded to this stranding attended a training at Wildtracks for manatee response, rescue and rehabilitation and yesterday that knowledge and those skills gained were applied.

We keep working together in the conservation of these majestic marine mammals,” the Fisheries Department noted.

 

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