Breaking News

Necropsy said Snooty died from drowning

Necropsy said that Snooty died from drowning

Necropsy said that Snooty died from drowning.

Snooty the Manatees necropsy is complete.  Officials are saying Monday he died from drowning.

The death of the beloved 69-year-old manatee came not long after a celebration of his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum announced Snooty’s death on Sunday.

“A quick assessment showed that an underwater hatch that’s used to access plumbing that’s associated with our life support system had somehow been knocked loose and was opened,” Jeff Rodgers, Provost and Chief Operating Officer of the South Florida Museum, had said Sunday.

“The young manatees were able to get in and out of that, but it appears that Snooty was able to get into the area, but he was not able to extract himself from that situation.”

According to museum officials, Snooty was born on July 21, 1948, at the Miami Aquarium and Tackle Company. This was the first recorded birth of a manatee in human care.

A representative from the museum said even in his death Snooty can teach us a lot. He said we can learn about elderly manatees and even humans from looking at his brain.

We all mourn the loss of Snooty over here in the Treasure Coast. 

Here is the Facebook Live of the press conference.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply is the scenic route to features, destinations, and Treasure Coast weather. Our site changes DAILY to highlight local trends in Real Estate, recreation, lifestyle, and tourism. This Portal is dedicated to community involvement. Our professionals take active leadership roles in efforts and causes to better the quality of life for Treasure Coast residents.

For General Information, News, And Tips Contact:






Does your business or organization need exposure? Of course it does!  Advertise on and between our Website, Facebook postings, and Linkedin followers, get noticed by over 1,000,000 visitors a month. Affordable and effective! Click Here

©2016 All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy|Site Map

To Top
%d bloggers like this: