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Manatee Release - Marco Island

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A truck is backed carrying a manatee Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.

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Corey Perrine/Staff A truck is backed carrying a manatee Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.

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Visitors pet a manatess Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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The healed wounds are seen on a manatee Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A manatee is carried by volunteers to be released Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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Water is used to keep a manatee's skin hydrated by Laura Waters Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A ramp is cooled with water and ice before transport Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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Patrons look on at a manatee Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A manatee waits to be transported Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A truck is backed carrying a manatee Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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The face of a manatee is seen Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A manatee is sprayed to keep moist during transport to the water Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.
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A manatee is released into the water Monday, July 30, 2012 at Caxambas Pass Park in Marco Island, Fla. Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Caxy, a 1,030-pound female manatee who was injured by the blunt force of a slag on an outboard motor, according to Denise Boyd of the FWC. Dozens came out to witness the release.

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