About Ralphie

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id: 110739

Ralphie was rescued for cold stress in Pine Island Conservation Center, Brevard County, Florida on December 29, 2020. He was 229 centimeters long and weighed 441 pounds at the time of his rescue. Ralphie was transported to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for care. He was released on February 16, 2021 at Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County. He was 234 centimeters in length and weighed 512 pounds. He will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.


  1. 02/24/2021 01:15 PM
    • Ralphie was resting at the surface right over a log in the spring near a mom/calf pair and Buckeye. Since he has made regular movements in and out of Blue Spring daily since release, it was determined he adopted the spring as a warm water site and his gear was removed. Afterwards, he traveled a short distance and had turned to stare at his resting spot where the gear had just been removed.


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