About Lemur

Gender: Male
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Lemur was rescued for a watercraft wound in Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida on January 15,2021. He was 187 centimeters long and weighed 249 pounds at the time of his rescue. Lemur was transported to Miami Seaquarium for care. He was released on January 18, 2022, at Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County. He was 234 centimeters long and weighed 618 pounds. He will be monitored by Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute.


  1. 04/04/2022 11:30 AM
    •  Lemur was socializing with another manatee, in the North Indian River, who was fascinated with his tag when we arrived.  Given his body condition and completion of the program, it was decided to graduate him from the program. He showed no reaction to the removal of gear. Good luck Lemur!

  2. 03/29/2022 10:45 PM
    •  Lemur was chasing and being chased by another manatee in Mosquito Lagoon.  Lemur settled in the distance munching on some halodule/grassalaria He came up for air with his mouth moving, and his tag was moving back and forth in a 2-foot-deep area.

  3. 03/16/2022 10:00 AM
    • Lemur has been spending his time in the Indian River Lagoon area and today he was feeding with other manatees in Mosquito Lagoon. Lemur and his pals were moving around an area together, eating anything in their path from floating seagrass to the vegetation on the bottom. After feeding in one area, they all made their way north together.

  4. 03/02/2022 09:30 AM
    • Lemur has made his way north and was in Mosquito Lagoon today. He was actively in pursuit of another manatee when first seen. He followed the animal north until they met up with another manatee. They all started cavorting and then parted ways. Lemur milled around a bit until finding one of the same manatees again and socializing more

  5. 02/24/2022 08:45 AM
    • Lemur was initially found stationary in a shallow spot in the Banana River. He began socializing with a friend and they snuck around us, entering a nearby barge canal. Once he was located again, he socialized briefly and milled a short distance until finding a few manatees to follow the whole way through the canal, into the Indian River. He kept following a manatee north until they stopped to feed. Among all this movement, Lemur received a tag exchange because his tag was not working properly. 

  6. 02/23/2022 10:45 AM
    • Lemur was spotted in the Banana River today, milling under a dock near shore. He shortly after went into a marina and hung out with a few manatees for a while. He milled around the entrance until quickly finding more friends then started traveling north. He eventually pulled into a creek where he socialized more.

  7. 02/18/2022 09:00 AM
    • Lemur was socializing with a few other manatees in Ft. Pierce today. He then began eating submerged vegetation around his friends and continued to have periods of eating and socializing. Aiya came into the same area as Lemur, but they just missed each other and did not interact.

  8. 02/11/2022 11:00 AM
    • Lemur was traveling north with another manatee in Delray Beach. He pulled into a canal and socialized along the way until he met up with more manatees at the end. There were two freshwater sources that Lemur was drinking from when he was not socializing.


  9. 02/02/2022 05:00 PM
    • Lemur was seen joining in on cavorting activities occurring at PEEC in the mangrove area today. He was in a large cavorting group the majority of the visual, only taking a short pause to chase after a few manatees. 

  10. 01/25/2022 03:30 PM
    •  Since being released, Lemur made his way south to a suitable warm water site. Today he was in very deep water at the power plant in Ft. Lauderdale. When his tag would pop up, his manatee friends would be right by his side. Then he started traveling away from the plant and took the very hidden route that manatees use to come and go. He went through a culvert which did not allow me to follow him. Lemur has impressive navigational skills.

  11. 01/18/2022 01:30 PM
    •  Lemur was released from the boat into manatee lagoon. Once in the water, he traveled slowly over towards where most manatees were resting. He was briefly observed swimming up to them and interacting with them.

Data map is currently not present for Lemur.