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Possible manatee spotted in Corpus Christi bay

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 17:22:30-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx. — A downtown business employee was shocked to see a possible manatee in the Corpus Christi Bay waters.

Iain Vasey, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer with the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, spotted and took pictures of the possible manatee Thursday afternoon.

Researchers with the Harte Institute said they were told about the sighting. However, they are not sure if the animal pictured is a manatee. Interesting enough, researchers were working with new tracking equipment at the time of the sighting, near the location. However, there were no concerns to look for the animal.

According to researchers, manatees are seen in the Corpus Christi Bay from time to time. They added there were no plans to look for the possible manatee.