PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A manatee spotted in a lake in Pembroke Pines has sparked concerns about the animal’s well-being.

According to Pembroke Pines Police, the marine mammal was spotted in the water near Northwest 84th Avenue and Seventh Street, Saturday.

Officers said the sea cow appears healthy but are working with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials and biologists to determine whether or not the animal needs to be relocated.

Residents are being asked to be respectful of the manatee.

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