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State wildlife officials and Keys marine mammal rescue staff removed a manatee calf from Key Largo waters Thursday to be treated in Miami for injuries inflicted by a boat’s propeller. Mary Stella, director of media and marketing for the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, said the manatee is about a year and a half years old and 7 feet long. DRC staff and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers corralled the mammal in the shallows of Florida Bay off Calusa Camp Ground near mile marker 101.5 around 1 p.m.

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