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2 stranded manatees helped after Irma sucks water from bay

2 stranded manatees helped after Irma sucks water from bay”

The manatees were discovered in a dried up Sarasota Bay in Manatee County, Florida.

He said he was getting "stir insane", so he went for a ride to check out the bay near Whitfield.

"One wasn't moving, the other was breathing and had water in its eyes", the post read. Michael Sechler posted that the animals were far too massive to be lifted, so the rescuers gave them water. Marcelo shared photos and video from the rescue and they have since gone viral, with over 75,000 shares and 108,000 "likes" to the post.

Nadia Gordon, a marine mammal biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Bradenton Herald that they are "not actually intervening at this point". "We just let nature take its course".

Hurricane Irma's top sustained winds have dropped to 105 miles per hour.

There are roughly 7 million residential customers in the state.

The widespread outages stretch from the Florida Keys all the way into central Florida.



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