About Teco 2

Gender: Male
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Teco2 was captured at the TECO power plant in Tampa, FL, on March 17, 2009, after remaining in its warm water outflow past the winter season after the other animals had left. He weighed 271 lbs and measured 190 cm long. He has been cared for by Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL, until November 23, 2010, when he was released at Apollo Beach near the TECO power plant. He weighs 665 lbs and is 252 cm long.

  1. 06/22/2013 04:26 PM
    • On June 21 we received word from MMPL that Teco2 had been necropsied that morning.

      "He was recovered late yesterday afternoon from Palmetto (Manatee County). He looked to be in good health, but was unfortunately was struck and killed by a watercraft. He had grass in his mouth and his death looked to be acute from impact trauma."


      Brief history update:
      Teco2 was captured at the TECO power plant in Tampa, FL, on March 17, 2009, after remaining in its warm water outflow past the winter season after the other animals had left. He weighed 271 lbs and measured 190 cm long. He has been cared for by Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL, until November 23, 2010, when he was released at Apollo Beach near the TECO power plant. He weighs 665 lbs and is 252 cm long. Teco2 moved in/out of TECO to feeding areas located south of Apollo Beach and into Little Manatee River. He maintained a good body condition and based on his excellent habitat use throughout the winter, all his equipment was removed on 5/18/11.

  2. 12/30/2011 03:40 PM
    • 5/16/11-6/01/11: Teco 2’s equipment was removed on Wednesday, 5/18/11, by FWC staff (thank you!) and Buddy to observe.  He is considered a success.

      4/23/11-5/15/11: Teco 2 is traveling up and down Manatee River and is at the mouth of the river.

      4/11/11-4/21/11: This week Teco 2 stayed close to the mouth of the Little Manatee River, moving up to the canals just south of Apollo Beach on Tuesday, 4/19/11.

      3/25/11-4/10/11: Teco 2 traveled from the power plant area to Apollo Beach on Friday, 4/01/11, then continued southwest down the coast to just north of the entrance to Little Manatee River.

      3/11/11-3/24/11: He has left the power plant since Tuesday, 3/15/11, and has been moving around the entrance to the Little Manatee River.

      3/01/11-3/10/11: This week he traveled in and out of the Little Manatee River, particularly near the entrance.

  3. 04/20/2011 12:00 AM
    • Teco2 is only remotely monitored in order to make sure he is able to find a warm water site for the winter time. After the winter of 2010-11, his tag will be removed.

      2/10/11-2/28/11: Teco2 was observed on Sunday, 2/13/11, at the TECO power plant with 250-300 other animals. Monica gave him an in-water body condition assessment and found that Teco2 looked good, with a slightly rounded belly and no folds.

      1/28/11-2/09/11: Teco2 was observed on Monday, 1/24/11, at TECO power plant, resting with the at least 272 other animals there. He was seen again on Friday, 1/28/11, at the plant, resting again. 186 other animals were at the plant at the time.

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Teco2 stayed at the TECO power plant during the colder parts of the week, leaving to travel south on Monday 1/17/11, Friday, 1/21/11, and Sunday, 1/23/11.

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Teco2 is still spending most days around the TECO power plant. He left and traveled to the Apollo Beach area on Monday, 1/10/11, on Saturday, 1/15/11, and on Monday, 1/17/11.

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Teco2 spent most of the week at the power plant in Tampa, leaving and traveling southwest on Tuesday, 1/04/11, and Thursday, 1/06/11.

      12/22/10-12/28/10: Teco2 was observed at the power plant on Tuesday, 12/14/10, and Wednesday, 12/15/10, with at least 208 other animals each day. He bottom-rested, milled, and traveled around the plants canals.

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Teco2 spent the week around the TECO power plant.

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Teco2 traveled to the end of Little Manatee River in Tampa on Wednesday, 12/01/10, and Thursday, 12/02/10, then traveled north and reached the Teco power plant by Saturday, 12/04/10 and has stayed around that area since then.

      11/23/10-12/01/10: Teco2 was released at Apollo Beach just south of the Tampa Electric Company plant on Tuesday, 11/23/10, by Lowry Park Zoo, FWC, and Sea To Shore Alliance along with two other animals, Bartlett and, later in the afternoon, Turner. He was rescued on 3/17/09 for remaining at TECO power plant after the winter season had passed. Upon release he socialized with Bartlett and began to move south down the shoreline.

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