Dead manatee pulled from Mobile River near Downtown

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Marine biologists are waiting for necropsy results to determine what caused the death of a manatee pulled from the water near Downtown Mobile. Staff and volunteers with the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network recovered the manatee on Wednesday. 

Video shows crews recovering the manatee’s body. Some may find the content of the video graphic.

If you see sick, injured or dead marine mammals in the waters of Alabama, officials say you should not try to push it back into the water. Instead, you are encouraged to immediately call ALMMSN at 1-877-WHALE-HELP.

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