A manatee that made a rare visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast last fall may be dead.
A manatee was found dead in some shallow water in Biloxi's back bay Sunday. A team from the marine life oceanarium is examining the animal, looking for information to determine the cause of death.
It's very unusual to find a manatee in this area, so experts believe it may be the same one that was spotted here in October.
"In order for us to make a determination like that, we would have to see pictures of the animal they saw a couple months ago and see if any of the scarring patterns are similar to the animal that we found," said Jeff Siegel with the oceanarium.