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Virtual memorial launched for Snooty the manatee

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BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - In the wake of the shocking and tragic death of Snooty the manatee, the South Florida Museum has launched a virtual memorial page where fans can honor the marine mammal's life.

The memorial page has information about Snooty's fascinating life and a section where you can share your memories. 

The south Florida Museum has also confirmed that a third-party will review the circumstances surrounding the death of Snooty. 

The Museum said in a statement that the third-party team "will include leading experts in the field of manatee care."

Snooty drowned after entering an area that was blocked by the access hatch that came loose.

The museum also said they have secured the access hatch in the manatee tank.