About Kiandra

Gender: Female
Current Tag Id:

Kiandra was a 123-cm orphaned calf weighing only 65 lbs when she was rescued out of Tarpon Basin, Key Largo, in Monroe County, FL, on 6/15/08. Since then she has been rehabilitating at Miami Seaquarium. She was released on Tuesday, 2/08/11, near the Turkey Point power plant in Miami, FL, by Miami Seaquarium, FWC, and Sea To Shore Alliance and fitted with a blue and white tag. She is 235 cm long and weighs 822 lbs.

  1. 04/06/2012 10:17 PM
    • As of April 6, Kiandra’s tag had been removed.
  2. 03/31/2012 05:29 PM
    • On March 31, Kiandra was observed surface resting.  At first she was skiddish but after a while warmed up to me and stuck right by me. On first try was I able to cut through the webbing and recover her belt and extra tether. After the belt came off she socialized with the other animals. She seemed very happy to have her belt off:)
  3. 03/09/2012 08:16 PM
    • As of March 8 Kiandra was seen in the Keys a few weeks ago but retagging efforts were unsuccessful.  Last body condition report was 3+.  If we get her retagged and she looks to be in good shape, we will cut her belt off.
  4. 12/27/2011 08:19 PM
    • On Saturday, 12/11/11, Kiandra traveled and bottom-rested with 4 other animals in the canals off the east edge of Buttonwood Sound. She milled and traveled in canals in Key Largo with one other animal. On Friday, 12/16/11, she bottom-rested and traveled with one other animal in a basin in Key Largo. She milled by herself in Buttonwood Sound on Saturday, 12/17/11. On Monday, 12/19/11, she bottom-rested and fed on the eastern side of Buttonwood Sound near the seawall, where Brenden was able to complete a tag exchange. She traveled, milled, and possibly fed with 5 other animals on Monday, 12/26/11, in eastern Buttonwood Sound. 

  5. 11/26/2011 10:31 PM
    • Kiandra was seen on Thursday, 11/17/11, in the Buttonwood Sound area of Key Largo with a group of animals by Kit Curtin, who was able to attach a VHF tag to her.  Brenden was then able to replace it with one of our satellite tags yesterday, 11/21/11.  So Kiandra is back online and has been seen socializing with a group.  We thank Kit very much for tagging her and are very glad to have Kiandra back online.
      She was seen on Friday, 11/18/11, traveling by herself in Buttonwood Sound. The water temperature there was 25.5 C. She surface-rested and traveled with 6 other animals in canals off Buttonwood Sound on Monday, 11/21/11, when the temperature was 25.5 C. She traveled by herself on Friday, 11/25/11, in Buttonwood Sound. The water temperature was 26.5 C.
  6. 10/25/2011 10:30 PM
    • Kiandra was last seen in the canals at Turkey Point FPL power plant in Miami in early June.  

  7. 09/26/2011 10:27 PM
    • Kiandra was last seen in the Turkey Point area in Miami in early June.

  8. 06/23/2011 03:25 PM
    • 6/02/11-6/23/11: Kiandra was seen on Tuesday, 6/14/11, in a canal in Miami surface-resting with another juvenile animal.  Brenden attempted to re-tag her but she was evasive once he entered the water.  We will continue attempts to re-tag her.  Thanks very much to Kit Curtin who was a great help in notifying us that Kiandra was spotted in the canals!

      4/23/11-6/01/11: Sea To Shore continues to search for Kiandra and Nightingale.

      4/11/11-4/21/11: Kiandra was seen on Tuesday, 4/19/11, in the canals at the FPL power plant in Miami, traveling in a canal with at least one other animal.  She was moving around a lot and a re-tagging was not possible.

      3/25/11-4/10/11: Kiandra was seen on Saturday, 3/26/11, cavorting with 4 other animals in the canals at the FPL plant in Miami. 
      On Thursday, 3/31/11, Kiandra’s tag was recovered in the canals.  She was sighted that day, socializing and possibly feeding with 3 other animals, but she was unable to be re-tagged.  We are continuing to look for Kiandra in this area and hope to re-tag her as soon as possible.

      3/11/11-3/24/11: Kiandra was seen on Wednesday, 3/09/11, milling by herself in the power plant canals.  She was bottom-resting there by herself on Thursday, 3/17/11.

      3/01/11-3/10/11: She was seen in the power plant canals on Sunday, 3/06/11, bottom-resting and socializing with one other animal.

  9. 04/20/2011 08:25 PM
    • 2/10/11-2/28/11: Kiandra was seen on Sunday, 2/13/11, in the canals at Turkey Point FPL with 2 other animals, socializing and feeding. On Saturday, 2/19/11, she surface-rested and fed in the south canal of the Turkey Point FPL plant. On Saturday, 2/26/11, she milled and socialized with 2 other animals in Little Card Sound.

Data map is currently not present for Kiandra.