KILN, Miss. (AP) - Efforts are under way to find and possibly rescue a manatee spotted in the Jourdan River near Kiln.
The Sun Herald reports that the Institute for Marine and Mammal Resources is sending a crew to the river. The institute's executive director, Moby Solangi, said a federal fish and wildlife official and Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab will also assist in locating the manatee.
Ruth Carmichael, senior marine scientist for Dauphin Island Sea Lab, said if the animal is still in the area Saturday, a team will come and prepare for a rescue.
Solangi said the manatee appeared to be in distress when it was spotted Friday. It appeared to have some type of skin problem.
Information from: The Sun Herald
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1/5/2013 11:27:24 AM (GMT -6:00)