FWC: Manatees, which were thought to be beached on Hutchinson Island, were actually mating

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. - Florida Fish and Wildlife responded to reports that 10 to 12 manatees beached themselves near the Indian River Plantation on Monday evening. 

A Fish and Wildlife Commission spokeswoman told our news partners at the TC Palm that the manatees, which were thought to be beached, are healthy and probably just mating. 


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