About Baca

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id: 158608

Baca was rescued as an orphaned calf from Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida on July 9, 2017. Baca was suffering from respiratory distress, was only 183 centimeters long, 300 pounds and should have still been with his mother. He was transported to SeaWorld of Florida for rehabilitation and later transferred to South Florida Museum for continued care. Baca was released into Indian River located near Port St. John, Brevard County, Florida on March 7, 2019 and will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. Baca was 242 centimeters in length and weighed 675 pounds at the time of his release.

  1. 03/13/2019 01:55 PM
    • Baca was milling in the Indian River with at least one other manatee. Several times as boats approached and passed him, he reacted to avoid them. He continued to mill and travel until the observation was complete.
  2. 03/07/2019 03:30 PM
    • Baca was milling close to the warm water discharge and eventually made his way a little further out from the discharge, along the peninsula

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