Help's on Way for Cape Cod Manatee
One-eyed giant stranded in chilly waters for four days
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2008 7:11 AM CDT
Manatees swim at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Fla. The US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to rescue a manatee stranded in a Cape Cod harbor.   (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
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(Newser) – A 1,000-pound manatee, with one eye and an injured flipper, has been stranded for four days off the sleepy Cape Cod harbor town of Dennis, and its chances of returning to warmer waters without help appear slim, reports the Cape Cod Times. The US Fish and Wildlife Service will try to rescue the manatee, dubbed Dennis, this weekend.