About Goodby

Gender: Male
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Goodby was rescued due to cold stress from Goodby Creek in Jacksonville, Florida  on March 15, 2012.  He was 775 lbs and 270 cm long at the time of his rescue.  Goodby was transported to SeaWorld of Florida to rehabilitate from the cold stress he had suffered and was released on October 23, 2012 into Goodby Creek in Jacksonville.  He weighed 990lbs and was 274cm long on the day of his release.

  1. 05/19/2013 07:32 PM
    • On May 18, Goodby’s tag, tether and belt clip were recovered intact under a JEA dock.  This will be the first time we have had a belt clip work its way off of less than two inches of exposed webbing. 

  2. 04/22/2013 03:18 PM
    • On April 21 there was a public visual report to FWC. Goodby was reported with at least 4 other animals off the shoreline of Alpine Grove Park, slowly milling north. 

  3. 03/05/2013 06:04 PM
    • On March 4 Goodby was relocated visually as he was keeping his tail at the surface and his belt was actually out of the water.  It took some time to swim to his location as there were hundreds of manatees piled into the canal and swimming was slow going to not disturb any of them.  A new tether/tag was clipped onto his belt and he reacted by swimming away but then circled back to investigate his tagger before beginning to surface rest again.

  4. 03/04/2013 06:02 PM
    • On March 3 Goodby was relocated via sonic but visual location did not occur for several hours.  He was located resting on the bottom in the middle of the discharge basin.  A retagging effort was not attempted due to difficulty locating his nose each time he surfaced among the hundreds of animals in the basin.

  5. 11/05/2012 09:32 PM
    • On Nov 2 Goodby's tag was recovered approximately inside a mangrove intracoastal island near Port Orange. Luckily the tag stayed on long enough for us to determine Goodby will winter somewhere along the east coast of Florida.


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