Rare manatee sightings around Galveston

October 6, 2012 5:59:07 AM PDT
This weekend the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is on the lookout for a manatee in Galveston.

A West Indian manatee was seen swimming in the canals off Offatts Bayou near Moody Gardens. A manatee sighting was also reported near Tiki Village on the other side of West Galveston Bay. Manatees have been protected as an endangered species since 1972.

Anyone who sees a manatee is encouraged not to touch to the animal and to call 800-9-MAMMAL.