SeaWorld is currently caring for a nearly 700 pound, nine foot long adult male manatee who is suffering from boat strike injuries, and a pneumothorax. When a manatee has a pneumothorax its body cavity fills with air and it cannot stay submerged.
The manatee is in guarded condition, and will be monitored closely. So far in 2013, SeaWorld has rescued 15 and returned 8 manatees back to their natural habitat. If you see an injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 1(888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device.