In a post of its Facebook page SeaWorld noted that it does not own the manatees that live at the park - they remain under the custody of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. And the Service has asked SeaWorld to transfer the manatees to Florida.
One of the San Diego manatees, Webster, has made the move already, in preparation for release back into the wild. The other two manatees at the park, Eddie and Vail, will be moved at a later - as yet announced - date. They will not be released back into the wild, but when they leave San Diego the Manatee Rescue exhibit will close.
No word yet on what will take its place.Tweet
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