Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Manatee Rescue on March 19, 2009

This photo shows the manatee's head injury.


Image Credit: FWC



FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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