Manatee rescued at La Cienaga beach in Barahona reintroduced to its habitat

The National Aquarium of the Dominican Republic informed that the baby manatee rescued last Friday was reintroduced back into its natural habitat on Saturday night.

Upon receiving information about the mother’s location, in a joint effort with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Mimarena), and the Dominican Foundation for Marine Studies (Fundemar), the authorities proceeded to organize the transfer.

“We formed a highly experienced team with the capacity to react to critical situations that could occur during the journey,” the National Aquarium shared through social networks.

The female manatee was introduced to the waters of La Ciénaga beach in Barahona.

“Upon arriving at the bay, the specialists proceeded to dismount and introduced her into the water, and could feel that she was very active and emitting prolonged sounds after releasing her. All the personnel involved in the operation remained for more than an hour monitoring the behavior of the calf”, specified the institution.

They thanked the people of Barahona “for the treatment given to the little one, who is now happy with her mother”.


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