The Manatee Halfway House

When “Phoenix” was brought into the Miami Seaquarium in 1993, things looked pretty grim for the manatee calf. A collision with a careless boater left a deep cash near her tail, making her survival doubtful. Luckily for Phoenix, however, she became a patient of Dr. Gregory Bossart, who runs a successful manatee rescue and rehabilitation program for the Miami Seaquarium. Like her mythical namesake, Phoenix rose and recovered, and today she swims with the other manatees housed at the Seaquarium.