About Kennedy

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Kennedy was rescued for cold stress from Titusville in Brevard County, Florida, on January 26, 2008. At that point he was 197 cm long and weighed 309 lbs. Kennedy was rehabilitated at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, and then released on January 27, 2009, in Brevard County, Florida. He was rescued again from Doctor's Lake in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, on February 21, 2009, for cold stress and brought back to SeaWorld in Orlando. He weighed 580 lbs and measured 235 cm long upon his second rescue. Kennedy was re-released back into the wild into Brevard County on February 8, 2010. He weighed 825 lbs and was 259 cm long on the day of his release.

  1. 02/23/2012 10:51 PM
    • On February 23, Hamilton was resting near the edge of the sanctuary area, occasionally milling near the entrance to 3 Sisters Sanctuary.
  2. 04/20/2011 09:16 PM
    • 2/10/11-2/28/11: Kennedy was seen on Saturday, 2/12/11, at the Canaveral FPL plant bottom-resting with the 200 or more other animals there. 

      1/28/11-2/09/11: In response to the warm weather, Kennedy spent a lot of the week on the east coast of Indian River in the Titusville area and to the north. He traveled up the east coast on Tuesday, 2/01/11, Wednesday, 2/02/11, Saturday, 2/05/11, and Sunday, 2/06/11, then returned to the power plant again. 

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Kennedy was seen at the Canaveral power plant on Friday, 1/14/11, keeping warm and socializing with the many other animals there. 

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 1/10/11, surface-resting at the Canaveral FPL plant near the warm outflow. About 350 other animals were there. 

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Kennedy spent most of the week at the power plant, leaving to travel to the east coast of Indian River on Wednesday, 12/29/10, on Tuesday, 1/04/11, and on Wednesday, 1/05/11. 

      12/22/10-12/28/10: Kennedy was observed on Friday, 12/24/10, in the intake canal of the power plant. At least 200 other animals were there. He socialized with the others, keeping warm. 

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Kennedy stayed around the outflow of the Canaveral FPL plant this week. 

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Kennedy spent much of the week at the Canaveral power plant in response to the cold fronts. On Wednesday, 12/01/10, and Thursday, 12/02/10, he traveled north along the west coast of the Indian River. 

      11/23/10-12/01/10: This week Kennedy again spent time at Kennedy Point Marina, staying around there on Sunday, 11/21/10, then traveling north along the east coast of Indian River on Friday, 11/26/10. On Sunday, 11/28/10, he returned to the Marina and then moved south toward Delespine and the power plants on Tuesday, 11/30/10. 

      11/04/10-11/22/10: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 11/15/10, in Kennedy Point Marina. He cavorted with more than 15 other animals, then traveled out of the marina. 

      10/25/10-11/03/10: Kennedy was observed on Thursday, 11/04/10, at the Kennedy Point Marina in another large group of 25 other animals. He socialized, milled, and drank water from boats docked there. Water temperature that day was 23.5C. Presumably as a result of the temperature drop this weekend he has moved to the Canaveral power plant area as of Sunday, 11/07/10. Thank you to all the wonderful tenants of Kennedy Point Park for keeping an eye on Kennedy! 

      10/14/10-10/24/10: On Thursday, 10/14/10, Kennedy was observed socializing, milling, and bottom-resting with about 30 other animals in a marina near Titusville in Indian River. Kennedy appears to be doing very well, looking very robust during the last in-water body condition assessment and often seen in large groups feeding and socializing. 

      10/03/10-10/13/10: Kennedy moved south from Titusville along the west coast of Indian River, going down to the Canaveral area on Wednesday, 10/06/10, then returning to Indian River City by Tuesday, 10/12/10. 

      9/20/10-10/02/10: Kennedy has continued to move along the northwest shore of Indian River around Titusville, currently on the shore just south of Indian River City. 

      9/08/10-9/19/10: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 9/13/10, on the west coast of Indian River in Titusville with 15-20 other animals. He socialized, traveled north along the coast, and fed. Gas was observed from him during the visual, indicating he has been feeding. Melody was able to get an in-water body condition assessment, and Kennedy looked very, very good, with a rounded belly and belt still firmly fitted around his peduncle. No new scars were observed. Thanks to Jessica for all her help! 

      8/31/10-9/07/10: Kennedy moved south along the west coast of Indian River from the Titusville area down to the 405 bridge. 

      8/21/10-8/30/10: Kennedy has spent this week on the west coast of Indian River in the Titusville area. 

      8/11/10-8/20/10: Kennedy has mostly stayed around the area of Kennedy Point Marina this week, briefly going north past the 406 bridge on Tuesday, 8/10/10. 

      7/28/10-8/10/10: Kennedy was observed on Wednesday, 8/04/10, in the Titusville Marina.  

      7/14/10-7/27/10: Kennedy was in the northern part of Indian River, around the 406 bridge on Thursday, 7/22/10, and moving up to the small creek above the northernmost part of the river on Monday, 7/26/10. 

      6/30/10-7/13/10: Kennedy remained on the west coast of Indian River, going north to Titusville in the early part of the week and then back down. When last observed two weeks ago, food in that area was plentiful. 
  3. 04/20/2011 09:16 PM
    • 6/19/10-6/29/10: Kennedy was observed on Saturday, 6/26/10, on the west coast of Indian River at marker 26 close to the seawall. He was with 14 other animals, socializing, milling, and feeding. 

      6/30/10-7/13/10: Kennedy remained on the west coast of Indian River, going north to Titusville in the early part of the week and then back down. When last observed two weeks ago, food in that area was plentiful. 

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Kennedy was observed on Saturday, 6/26/10, on the west coast of Indian River at marker 26 close to the seawall. He was with 14 other animals, socializing, milling, and feeding. 

      6/10/10 6/18/10: Kennedy spent the week on the west coast of Indian River near Addison Point. 

      6/02/10 6/09/10: Kennedy was in the Titusville area of Indian River earlier this week, then moved south to near the Nasa Causeway bridge on the west coast of the river. 

      5/25/10 6/01/10: Kennedy traveled south this week from the northern point of Indian River, ending up in the Titusville area by the end of the week. He was seen on Tuesday, 6/01/10, near a fresh water culvert with approximately 12 to 15 other manatees. They were drinking water, socializing, and cavorting. 

      5/18/10-5/24/10: On Thursday, 5/20/10, Kennedy was observed in Turnbull Basin in Indian River mostly traveling, with periodic bouts of stationary activity. The area he is using has clear but shallow water, ample seagrass, little boat traffic, and other manatees in the area. 

      5/11/10-5/17/10: Kennedy spent the earlier part of the week in the small creek at the very northernmost point of Indian River, and later in the week moved down along the western shore. 

      5/06/10-5/10/10: Kennedy continues to use the northern section of Indian River from just south of Onion Farm Island to the creeks in the northernmost part of the river. 

      4/28/10-5/05/10: Kennedy is still in the northern section of Indian River and has moved south along the western edge of the river this week. 

      4/20/10-4/27/10: Kennedy continues to move around the area in the northernmost part of Indian River. 

      4/13/10-4/19/10: Kennedy was in the northernmost part of Indian River this week, again going up into the small creek at the northernmost point of the river and into the surrounding areas by Onion Farm Island. 

      4/07/10-4/12/10: Kennedy continued north this week to the northernmost part of Indian River, into the small creek north of Onion Farm Island. 

      4/01/10-4/06/10: Kennedy was observed on Friday, 4/02/10, along the western coast of Indian River within a slow zone with 5 other animals. From our observations Kennedy appeared in good condition. He and the others were responsive to the boat and the animals traveled actively around the area, following each other. 

      3/24/10-3/31/10: Kennedy has moved north along the coast of Indian River this week and is now north of Cape Canaveral FPL power plant. 

      3/16/10-3/23/10: Kennedy was observed in the Cape Canaveral power plant discharge on Wednesday, 3/17/10. At least 100 animals were in the discharge. Kennedy was bottom-resting. 

      3/09/10-3/15/10: Kennedy traveled south to Indian River on Wednesday, 3/10/10, returning to the Cape Canaveral power plant on Saturday, 3/13/10, and heading back south to Indian River on Sunday, 3/14/10. 

      3/01/10-3/08/10 : Kennedy was observed at the Cape Canaveral power plant on Wednesday, milling, socializing, and traveling around #2 discharge.  

      2/16/10-2/28/10: Kennedy has remained near Cape Canaveral power plant this week. 

      2/09/10-2 /15/10: Kennedy was released on Monday, in Melbourne, FL, by SeaWorld of Orlando, FWC, and Sea to Shore Alliance. Almost immediately he began milling eastward out of the canal. He began traveling north that evening and by Tuesday, had reached FPL Cape Canaveral power plant. He has remained there since then, benefiting from its warm water plumes.

  4. 03/10/2011 09:24 PM
    • 3/01/11-3/10/11: He was observed on Saturday, 3/05/11, in Manatee Cove in Merritt Island with about 75 other animals.  He was given an in-water body condition assessment by Melody, who determined that he appeared to be in good condition with no belly folds.  His equipment was removed and he is considered a success.

      2/10/11-2/28/11: Kennedy was seen on Saturday, 2/12/11, at the Canaveral FPL plant bottom-resting with the 200 or more other animals there.

      1/28/11-2/09/11: In response to the warm weather, Kennedy spent a lot of the week on the east coast of Indian River in the Titusville area and to the north. He traveled up the east coast on Tuesday, 2/01/11, Wednesday, 2/02/11, Saturday, 2/05/11, and Sunday, 2/06/11, then returned to the power plant again.

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Kennedy was seen at the Canaveral power plant on Friday, 1/14/11, keeping warm and socializing with the many other animals there.

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 1/10/11, surface-resting at the Canaveral FPL plant near the warm outflow. About 350 other animals were there.

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Kennedy spent most of the week at the power plant, leaving to travel to the east coast of Indian River on Wednesday, 12/29/10, on Tuesday, 1/04/11, and on Wednesday, 1/05/11.

       

  5. 12/28/2010 09:26 PM
    • 12/22/10-12/28/10: Kennedy was observed on Friday, 12/24/10, in the intake canal of the power plant. At least 200 other animals were there. He socialized with the others, keeping warm.

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Kennedy stayed around the outflow of the Canaveral FPL plant this week.

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Kennedy spent much of the week at the Canaveral power plant in response to the cold fronts. On Wednesday, 12/01/10, and Thursday, 12/02/10, he traveled north along the west coast of the Indian River.

      11/23/10-12/01/10: This week Kennedy again spent time at Kennedy Point Marina, staying around there on Sunday, 11/21/10, then traveling north along the east coast of Indian River on Friday, 11/26/10. On Sunday, 11/28/10, he returned to the Marina and then moved south toward Delespine and the power plants on Tuesday, 11/30/10.

      11/04/10-11/22/10: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 11/15/10, in Kennedy Point Marina. He cavorted with more than 15 other animals, then traveled out of the marina.

      10/25/10-11/03/10: Kennedy was observed on Thursday, 11/04/10, at the Kennedy Point Marina in another large group of 25 other animals. He socialized, milled, and drank water from boats docked there. Water temperature that day was 23.5C. Presumably as a result of the temperature drop this weekend he has moved to the Canaveral power plant area as of Sunday, 11/07/10. Thank you to all the wonderful tenants of Kennedy Point Park for keeping an eye on Kennedy!

      10/14/10-10/24/10: On Thursday, 10/14/10, Kennedy was observed socializing, milling, and bottom-resting with about 30 other animals in a marina near Titusville in Indian River. Kennedy appears to be doing very well, looking very robust during the last in-water body condition assessment and often seen in large groups feeding and socializing.

      10/03/10-10/13/10: Kennedy moved south from Titusville along the west coast of Indian River, going down to the Canaveral area on Wednesday, 10/06/10, then returning to Indian River City by Tuesday, 10/12/10.

      9/20/10-10/02/10: Kennedy has continued to move along the northwest shore of Indian River around Titusville, currently on the shore just south of Indian River City.

      9/08/10-9/19/10: Kennedy was observed on Monday, 9/13/10, on the west coast of Indian River in Titusville with 15-20 other animals. He socialized, traveled north along the coast, and fed. Gas was observed from him during the visual, indicating he has been feeding. Melody was able to get an in-water body condition assessment, and Kennedy looked very, very good, with a rounded belly and belt still firmly fitted around his peduncle. No new scars were observed. Thanks to Jessica for all her help!

      8/31/10-9/07/10: Kennedy moved south along the west coast of Indian River from the Titusville area down to the 405 bridge.

      8/21/10-8/30/10: Kennedy has spent this week on the west coast of Indian River in the Titusville area.

      8/11/10-8/20/10: Kennedy has mostly stayed around the area of Kennedy Point Marina this week, briefly going north past the 406 bridge on Tuesday, 8/10/10.

      7/28/10-8/10/10: Kennedy was observed on Wednesday, 8/04/10, in the Titusville Marina. 

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  6. 07/28/2010 09:27 PM
    • 7/14/10-7/27/10: Kennedy was in the northern part of Indian River, around the 406 bridge on Thursday, 7/22/10, and moving up to the small creek above the northernmost part of the river on Monday, 7/26/10.

      6/30/10-7/13/10: Kennedy remained on the west coast of Indian River, going north to Titusville in the early part of the week and then back down. When last observed two weeks ago, food in that area was plentiful.

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Kennedy was observed on Saturday, 6/26/10, on the west coast of Indian River at marker 26 close to the seawall. He was with 14 other animals, socializing, milling, and feeding.

      6/30/10-7/13/10: Kennedy remained on the west coast of Indian River, going north to Titusville in the early part of the week and then back down. When last observed two weeks ago, food in that area was plentiful.

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Kennedy was observed on Saturday, 6/26/10, on the west coast of Indian River at marker 26 close to the seawall. He was with 14 other animals, socializing, milling, and feeding.

      6/10/10 6/18/10: Kennedy spent the week on the west coast of Indian River near Addison Point.

      6/02/10 6/09/10: Kennedy was in the Titusville area of Indian River earlier this week, then moved south to near the Nasa Causeway bridge on the west coast of the river.

      5/25/10 6/01/10: Kennedy traveled south this week from the northern point of Indian River, ending up in the Titusville area by the end of the week. He was seen on Tuesday, 6/01/10, near a fresh water culvert with approximately 12 to 15 other manatees. They were drinking water, socializing, and cavorting.

      5/18/10-5/24/10: On Thursday, 5/20/10, Kennedy was observed in Turnbull Basin in Indian River mostly traveling, with periodic bouts of stationary activity. The area he is using has clear but shallow water, ample seagrass, little boat traffic, and other manatees in the area.

      5/11/10-5/17/10: Kennedy spent the earlier part of the week in the small creek at the very northernmost point of Indian River, and later in the week moved down along the western shore.

      5/06/10-5/10/10: Kennedy continues to use the northern section of Indian River from just south of Onion Farm Island to the creeks in the northernmost part of the river.

      4/28/10-5/05/10: Kennedy is still in the northern section of Indian River and has moved south along the western edge of the river this week.

      4/20/10-4/27/10: Kennedy continues to move around the area in the northernmost part of Indian River.

      4/13/10-4/19/10: Kennedy was in the northernmost part of Indian River this week, again going up into the small creek at the northernmost point of the river and into the surrounding areas by Onion Farm Island.

      4/07/10-4/12/10: Kennedy continued north this week to the northernmost part of Indian River, into the small creek north of Onion Farm Island.

      4/01/10-4/06/10: Kennedy was observed on Friday, 4/02/10, along the western coast of Indian River within a slow zone with 5 other animals. From our observations Kennedy appeared in good condition. He and the others were responsive to the boat and the animals traveled actively around the area, following each other.

      3/24/10-3/31/10: Kennedy has moved north along the coast of Indian River this week and is now north of Cape Canaveral FPL power plant.

      3/16/10-3/23/10: Kennedy was observed in the Cape Canaveral power plant discharge on Wednesday, 3/17/10. At least 100 animals were in the discharge. Kennedy was bottom-resting.

      3/09/10-3/15/10: Kennedy traveled south to Indian River on Wednesday, 3/10/10, returning to the Cape Canaveral power plant on Saturday, 3/13/10, and heading back south to Indian River on Sunday, 3/14/10.

      3/01/10-3/08/10 : Kennedy was observed at the Cape Canaveral power plant on Wednesday, milling, socializing, and traveling around #2 discharge. 

      2/16/10-2/28/10: Kennedy has remained near Cape Canaveral power plant this week.

      2/09/10-2 /15/10: Kennedy was released on Monday, in Melbourne, FL, by SeaWorld of Orlando, FWC, and Sea to Shore Alliance. Almost immediately he began milling eastward out of the canal. He began traveling north that evening and by Tuesday, had reached FPL Cape Canaveral power plant. He has remained there since then, benefiting from its warm water plumes.

       

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