Manatees Available for Adoption

Elsie the manatee ELSIE is easily identified because her tail is badly mutilated from an encounter with a boat propeller.  She has been seen in the Tampa Bay area and has had at least two calves. Once, Elsie was documented traveling a distance of about 111 miles in about 23 days.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

   
Flicker the manatee FLICKER is an adult female first documented in 1983 in Ft. Myers. She is named Flicker because she has a series of small propeller scars that reminded researchers of flickering flames. Flicker has been seen at Tampa Electric's Big Bend power plant in Apollo Beach each winter.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

   
Ginger the manatee GINGER frequents the west coast of Florida, south of Tampa Bay. She is known to winter at the FPL plant in Tice, Florida, and she has been seen every summer since 1994 in the Marco Island area. Ginger has two known calves.  One of them is named Ale!

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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

   
Jemp the manatee JEMP was rescued in 1995, after being exposed to red tide. He spent some time in rehabilitation and was released later that year. Jemp is known to frequent the Sarasota and Lemon Bay areas, but he also travels in a wide range along Florida's west coast.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

   
Vector the manatee VECTOR is a traveling man(atee) and has been known to frequent the Tampa Bay area and along Florida's west coast.  He has been tracked in Florida as far north as the Suwannee River and as far south as the Peace River.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission


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