About Camlee

Gender: Female
Current Tag Id: 177773

Camlee is a female manatee rescued as an orphaned calf from Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida on May 11, 2015.  She was only 121 centimeters long and 90 pounds at the time of her rescue.  Camlee was cared for at ZooTampa and later transferred to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. She was first released at TECO power plant, Hillsborough County, Florida on January 18, 2018 but was again rescued on March 19, 2018 after developing cold stress and dropping a significant amount of weight. Camlee was transported to SeaWorld of Florida for rehabilitation treatment. She was again released on March 6, 2019 at TECO power plant and will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. She was 261 centimeters in length and weighed 905 pounds at the time of her second release. 

  1. 03/13/2019 11:42 AM
    • Camlee was bottom resting near the second outflow. When she was active she would hover in the outflow, then move just outside, then back in again. She milled between here and the viewing platform, meeting up with Agua at one point. They both moved from the platform to the center a couple of times. Camlee continued milling in this way, even as Agua was leaving the canal
  2. 03/11/2019 11:53 AM
    • Camlee was bottom resting way back in the discharge canal. Her respirations were consistently every 10 minutes. After an hour and a half she started traveling quickly down the canal. She reached the spot where Agua was resting and stopped. She bottom rested for twenty minutes, then began socializing with a third manatee that had entered the canal, and Agua.
  3. 03/08/2019 10:11 AM
    • Camlee was with a large group of manatees all congregated around one of the discharge flows. She spent a lot of time interacting with the other animals and they her. Her tag sparked a lot of interest and several manatees were playing with it. On occasion she would go to the seawall and rest, then return to the flow to mill and socialize.

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