About Retale

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id: 177772

Retale was rescued for cold stress in Tampa Bay, Pinellas County, Florida on January 11, 2019. He was 189 centimeters long and weighed 288 pounds at the time of his rescue. Retale was transported to ZooTampa for care. He was released on February 15, 2021 at TECO in Hillsborough County. He was 231 centimeters in length and weighed 555 pounds. He will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.

  1. 02/24/2021 11:45 AM
    • Retale has been exploring around Tampa Bay, going north to The Kitchen and south to E.G. Simmons State Park. Today he was in TECO socializing with many of the other animals there. The weekly alarm test went off at the power plant causing a scatter drill among all the manatees. Retale popped up further down the canal and milled around between the discharges.

  2. 02/16/2021 01:00 PM
    • After his release Retale lingered in the TECO canal and today was just outside the TECO canal. He was cavorting with three other manatees including Truffleshuffle and Dex. The three tagged manatees were charging around the sound keeping in a tight formation. Their antics continued for most of the observation until they separated slightly and appeared to be resting.

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