The Florida waters gained one more healthy manatee Wednesday afternoon, and his name is Pocket.
Pocket first arrived at the Miami Seaquarium in May 2015, and he was named after the multiple deep scars left by boat propellers. Animal care supervisor Jessica Schiffhauer says he’s made tremendous improvement.
"He was about 240 pounds, so he's put on 400 pounds almost since he's been here," Schiffhauer says. "We needed him to gain weight and get healthy."
Now, Pocket is 2-4 years old, eight feet long and weighs around 800 pounds.