About Plantaina

Gender: Female
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Plantania was rescued as an orphan calf in Plantation, Broward County, Florida on October 9, 2018. She was 94 centimeters long and weighed 29 pounds at the time of her rescue. She was transported to Miami Seaquarium for care.  She was released on February 3, 2021 at PEEC in Broward County. She was 221 centimeters long and weighed 502 pounds. She will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.

  1. 04/09/2021 02:00 PM
    • Plantaina was caught today after she eventually moved down the canal at PEEC and into a small cove in response to herding efforts. She did not look as bad as expected but has lost weight, and we are glad we caught her before her situation became dire. It really was a team effort, and we want to thank SeaWorld again for making the trip, FWC, Miami Seaquarium, and Broward Sheriff's. Hopefully, her workup in rehab will help us determine if there are any medical concerns or if it is more of a behavioral issue and what options we have to best set her up for her next release.

  2. 04/07/2021 03:00 PM
    • Plantaina was resting near the east outflow in the canal at PEEC. The outflows turned on and she moved down to the first bend near the boom and milled for a bit. She went back to the east outflow, then back near the boom and began resting again for the remainder of the visual.

  3. 04/06/2021 10:30 AM
    • Plantaina was bottom resting near the discharges in the canal at PEEC. She surfaced for a breath every 8 minutes. She later moved to a different part in the canal and milled for a bit after assessment attempts were made. She resumed bottom resting for the remainder of the visual. A third capture attempt is being finalized for her later this week.


  4. 04/02/2021 11:30 PM
    • Plantaina was bottom resting near the discharges at PEEC, though they are still turned off. She took breaths every 4-6 minutes, then later every 10 minutes. She milled briefly to the very end of the canal and then back to her original spot and went back to resting.


  5. 03/29/2021 02:00 PM
    • Plantaina was socializing with a larger manatee at PEEC. Shortly after, the manatee moved away and Plantaina followed for a short distance before going back to the outflow. She was mostly stationary after that, staying at the surface. She took breaths every 2-5 minutes, 5 while stationary.

  6. 03/26/2021 10:45 AM
    • Plantaina was being herded for most of the visual in an attempt to capture her. She would travel a little bit, then move back to the outflows. At one point, she moved pretty far down the canal but turned and went back to the outflows again. 

  7. 03/24/2021 11:45 AM
    • Plantaina was resting for the entire visual except when she reacted to photo attempts being made by moving to a different location, still nearby, to continue resting. Since we have not seen feeding, GI, confirmed she has spent time near freshwater, has lessened social activity, and she is a 2+, a rescue intervention is being planned for Friday.

  8. 03/23/2021 11:45 AM
    • Plantaina was resting alone in the canal for a majority of the visual. She had a body score of 2+.


  9. 03/15/2021 02:00 PM
    • Plantaina was bottom resting alone in shallow water not far from the outflow at PEEC. She took breaths every 10 minutes. She had a 3- body condition.

  10. 03/12/2021 10:30 AM
    • Plantaina was resting with Tostone to the side of the canal at PEEC. They later traveled a bit towards the middle of the canal, then back. They then socialized for the majority of the visual, chasing each other around and bumping noses. At the very end of the visual, they settled down and rested again.

  11. 03/11/2021 10:45 AM
    • Plantaina was resting on the side of the FPL canal east of the outflows. Another manatee was seen leaving the area at the beginning of the visual. She later abruptly moved from her spot and went into the deep part of the canal. She resurfaced on the other side in more shallow water and began rubbing her face with her pecs. She continued to do this for 15 minutes while drifting a bit with the current and crunching a little at times. She then settled down and went back to bottom resting. 

  12. 03/08/2021 10:30 AM
    • Plantaina was traveling down the FPL canal towards the boat ramp with two calves in tow. One of the calves was the same one from last Friday that she had been with while the other seemed a little more independent and wandered away from them a few times. They eventually made it to the no entry mangrove area where the newest calf she was with separated at some point. The original calf still continued to follow her around while the second calf was nowhere to be seen. Plantaina socialized with Bananatee and a group of manatees he was with. Later, Plantaina, Bananatee, and the calf began milling around together, slowly making their way further into the mangroves.

  13. 03/05/2021 10:30 AM
    • Plantaina was observed milling near another smaller adult manatee at PEEC, then soon after began traveling east. It soon became clear that she had a small calf staying close by her side. She and the calf made their way to the narrow, mangrove-covered canal where she met up with Bananatee. They then socialized and milled around together. She moved out of the canal and at this point, FWC was approaching her in a boat to get eyes on the small calf. Plantaina took off and eventually moved back into the narrow canal was with Bananatee again. She was herded out of the canal towards the capture team. Eventually, the calf broke away from her and she moved back into the canal away from the action.

  14. 03/02/2021 11:15 AM
    • Plantaina was following a mom/calf pair down a narrow part of the mangrove area at PEEC. They met up with Bananatee and they all socialized together for a while. The calf and Plantaina were really close together and the calf seemed to be interested in her tag. Later, Plantaina stopped while the others continued traveling on and was stationary for a bit. Then, she began traveling to where they had ended up and met back up with all of them. She only took part in some light socializing and mostly stayed a short distance away from the group but seemed to want to stay nearby as they moved. This continued for the remainder of the visual.

  15. 02/26/2021 10:30 AM
    • Plantaina was traveling in the no entry area at PEEC and eventually met up with Bananatee and two other manatees. They stuck together for a bit, stationary and occasionally socializing. Then, she left the group and moved into her favorite narrow canal to bottom rest for the remainder of the visual.

  16. 02/23/2021 10:15 AM
    • Plantaina was resting in a narrow mangrove-covered area at PEEC, for the beginning of the visual. She later traveled out of there and met up with Bananatee. They socialized and stayed together and were stationary for a bit. Another manatee passed and they both greeted it. Plantaina stayed behind while Bananatee followed it for a short distance, then milled her way back towards him, and he towards her. They were together milling around at the end of the visual.

  17. 02/16/2021 12:00 PM
    • Plantaina was bottom resting at the beginning of the visual, in Port Everglades. She began traveling out of the branch she was down and towards the main canal. She stopped and paced briefly, then began eating a few floating leaves off the surface. She resumed traveling, paced on and off a few times, then got out to the main canal and was stationary. She milled around a bit but remained in the same general area. At the end of the visual, she was stationary again. The only other manatee seen in the area was Bananatee, who was just around the corner.

  18. 02/11/2021 10:00 AM
    • Plantaina was pacing in tight circles in shallow water, at the Port Everglades FPL canal, alone for most of the time. At one point, a small juvenile manatee entered the area and went up to her curiously. She ignored the other manatee and continued pacing and the manatee left. As the tide went out, she had less water to swim in and was kicking up a lot of sediment. Her pace seemed to quicken at this time, and she took breaths more often, depending on how fast she was pacing. There was still enough water for her to swim in at low tide.

  19. 02/08/2021 11:30 AM
    • In the FPL canal, Plantaina was pacing even slower than last week and would often be stationary for a minute or two before completing a full circle. She would stop pacing and socialize calmly with any manatees in her path. A few times, she was stationary for about 5-10 minutes, then picked up her slow pacing again. She took breaths every 3-5 minutes depending on activity level.

  20. 02/05/2021 09:30 AM
    • Plantaina was alternating between pacing and socializing the whole visual Port Everglades FPL. She would slowly turn in a tight circle. When her nose faced another manatee, she would stop and investigate it for 15 to 30 seconds, then start pacing again. A few times, she was stationary for several minutes. Her respirations were normal for her activity level.

  21. 02/03/2021 11:00 AM
    • Plantaina was released into the Port Everglades FPL canal and remained at the ramp for the first few minutes. She spun around towards where she had just come from and was stationary. She then milled around exploring the immediate area before traveling slowly down the canal toward the nursery.


Data map is currently not present for Plantaina.