Coast Guard gives pregnant manatee a lift to Florida from New England

October 19, 2016 4:09 PM

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STONINGTON, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard stepped in to transport a pregnant manatee found in frigid Massachusetts waters to the warmer climate of Florida.

A video shared by the Coast Guard shows the manatee, named Washburn, taking a ride in an airplane Tuesday, a month after she was rescued from Nantucket Sound and taken to Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium when officials became concerned about the dropping water temperatures.

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