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Dead manatee found in water near Black Creek Marina

Manatee found dead in water near Black Creek Marina.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — A manatee was found dead in the water near the Black Creek Marina, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed to Action News Jax.

FWC said the manatee was part of a mating herd and will remove it on Wednesday morning.

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Joe Lundstrom of Middleburg sent photos of the manatee to Action News Jax. He said other manatees have been gathering near the dock where the dead manatee is.

Action News Jax will follow up with FWC to find out the manatee’s cause of death when that information becomes available.

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