Passengers from the Empress of the Seas walk on the Pier B cruise ship dock after the ship arrived in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The ship's port call was the first time a cruise ship has docked in Key West since prior to Hurricane Irma's passage through the Florida Keys.
Passengers from the Empress of the Seas walk on the Pier B cruise ship dock after the ship arrived in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The ship's port call was the first time a cruise ship has docked in Key West since prior to Hurricane Irma's passage through the Florida Keys. ROB O'NEAL AP
Passengers from the Empress of the Seas walk on the Pier B cruise ship dock after the ship arrived in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The ship's port call was the first time a cruise ship has docked in Key West since prior to Hurricane Irma's passage through the Florida Keys. ROB O'NEAL AP

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    On Thursday, September 28, manatee Rebellion was released back to its natural waters, in the same area where he was rescued, after successfully undergoing rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium. On April 13, 2017, a male manatee was rescued from Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo having suffered from propeller wounds and fractured ribs. After receiving treatment at Miami Seaquarium for four months, Rebellion currently weighs 400 pounds and is seven feet long. The staff at the park named him Rebellion because he is very spunky.

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