About Amelia

Gender: Female
Current Tag Id: 200528

Amelia was rescued as an orphan calf in Indian Harbor Beach, Brevard County, Florida on March 19, 2017. She was 115 centimeters long and weighed 60 pounds at the time of her rescue. Amelia was transported to Sea World of Orlando for care and transferred to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for continued rehabilitation. She was released on February 15, 2021 at Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County. She was 266 centimeters in length and weighed 1089 pounds. She will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.

  1. 02/24/2021 10:30 AM
    • Amelia was socializing with Irma and Hermey in a lake off the St. Johns River. Hermey and Amelia seemed to be a little more involved together. Another manatee joined their group and they socialized with it briefly, but the manatee continued on and the girls started traveling the other way. Hermey met back up with them and they all traveled together for a bit, then were stationary. Later on, the girls left Hermey behind and traveled east in the north part of the lake together. They explored near a large, docked boat, then continued towards the vegetation. 

  2. 02/22/2021 10:30 AM
    • Ameila was traveling with Irma, in the St.Johns River. Not long into the visual, a large third manatee was observed cavorting with them. They continued traveling after a while of cavorting in no apparent direction, sometimes slowly looping around and ultimately going the opposite direction. The large adult followed behind the girls, then later began cavorting again. Amelia was a little involved but mostly seemed to be pausing her travels to wait for Irma who was being held up by the adult. At the end of the visual, they were traveling again with the other manatee still following.

  3. 02/18/2021 10:30 AM
    • Ameila was with Irma in the middle of the lake. They were traveling south, then turned and began traveling to the east. On a few occasions, they were stationary for a few minutes.

  4. 02/15/2021 12:45 PM
    • Amelia was released with Irma at Blue Spring and made a dramatic entrance into the water. After release, they milled around the spring entrance together.


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