Help Return Manatees to the Wild
Welcome to the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership
TECO2 Dies from Watercraft Injury
Teco2 was an animal that had remained behind after the rest of the animals left the TECO power plant warm water outflow in March 2009. He was rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), transported toTampa's Lowry Park Zoo and released back near the TECO power plant in November 2010. Teco2’s body was recovered on June 20 in Palmetto, Manatee County, his death caused by acute impact trauma from a watercraft.
MRP Success Stories
C.C. was rescued as an orphaned calf in 2006 from the Caloosahatchee River. He was released in March 2009 at Crystal River. After a few months he was returned to captivity. With some recuperation and a little more training, he was released again in 2010 but after a health check that summer we again brought him back. On his third try, in 2011, C.C. did great and on April 26, 2012, Sea to Shore Alliance removed his monitoring equipment! Safe travels, C.C.! Photo courtesy of D.Schrichte.
July 27, 2013 Update: C.C. was spotted swimming around Sand Key State Park in Clearwater, Fla. The report said he looked "fat and healthy" and was exhibiting "normal manatee behavior."
Annie and her new calf rolled into Blue Spring State Park on June 10, 2012. Annie was rescued in 2005 as an orphaned calf and released in 2008 at Blue Spring.
The goal of the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership is to monitor the health and survival of rehabilitated and released manatees.
For more information or to support the partnership, please contact:
Sea to Shore Alliance
727-954-3390 or MRP@Sea2Shore.org
News and Events
From Courthouse News Service: Permanent Manatee Refuge Established
From TCPalm.com: Indian River manatee returned after Miami Seaquarium rehabilitation
From the Daytona Beach News-Journal: Manatees Return to Blue Spring