About Slip

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id:

Slip was born in captivity at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, on November 22, 1991. Since then he has spent time at Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida. Slip was released on February 15, 2010 at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. He weighed 1440 lbs and was 307 cm long on the day of his release.

  1. 11/22/2013 10:33 AM
    • Slip was traveling north with one other manatee when first located south of Black Creek in seven feet of water.  Zack attempted to get an underwater body assessment of Slip but he um....slipped right under him with intent of avoidance during several approaches.  Both manatees eventually moved closer to shore and milled for a bit before Slip left his manatee buddy and traveled back south closer to shore.  Another in water assessment was attempted and this time successfully completed while Slip traveled in three feet of water between the docks.  Slip had a very round belly, a roll on the edges of his peduncle and a snug belt.  No whitening was observed on the tail, flippers or face.  He was given a body score of a 4. 

  2. 11/11/2013 10:11 AM
    • Slip was traveling north about 50 feet off the ends of the docks north of Black Creek mouth.  He was traveling at a good clip for most of the visual.  He stopped to socialize with two manatees south of the Hibernia Creeks but traveled right passed a resting mother/calf pair located between the creeks.  Temperature was warmer closer to shore and near the creeks.  Unable to obtain an assessment even from above water because he would travel around our anchored boat.  Obviously an attempt at swimming would have been futile and exhausting. :)  Behavior normal, respiration normal, manatee with an unknown purpose...priceless.  Anticipate the water temperatures will drop after this next cold front but it may not be enough to drive water temps below 18C (which was Slip's trigger temperature point for traveling back to a warm water source the first two years in the wild). 

  3. 11/07/2013 11:41 AM
    • Slip was observed within 150 ft from shore near a dock just north of Black Creek.  Upon approach it was unclear what he was doing....and that continued throughout the observation.  He was not resting nor feeding, just staying in one spot.  Respiration rate was once every four minutes, normal. 

  4. 10/25/2013 12:50 PM
    • Slip was observed traveling northward along the eastern bank of the St Johns River, leaving Fruit Cove and traveling north.  He was traveling with purpose and without any other animals nearby. He seems to be getting a little restless with the onset of the colder weather and appears to be stretching his tail (so to speak) after a month or two of stuffing his face in some great feeding areas. 

  5. 10/22/2013 12:40 PM
    • Slip was observed by two separate parties hanging out just off of NAS Jacksonville restricted waters in Mulberry cove.  The first report was sent in to our webpage email address (info@sea2shore.org) at 12:40 by a citizen eating lunch in their car.  Not knowing that manatees are tagged and tracked, the individual placed a call to NAS Jacksonville security, then found us after some Google searching.  The second report was later on that afternoon around 4 pm by a citizen whom reported “A huge manatee w/ yellow tracker that looks beat up” via the FWC hotline.  We appreciate these sighting reports--thank you so much for contacting us! 

  6. 10/17/2013 02:45 PM
    • Slip was observed on the north bank of the mouth of Black Creek, bottom resting by himself for the majority of the observation period with brief periods of slow milling towards the end of observation.  His body condition still looked good with normal resting respiration rates. 

  7. 10/13/2013 08:15 AM
    • A public sighting was received for Slip near the mouth of Black Creek in the St. Johns River.  Slip was reported to be hanging out near the end of a dock with four other manatees, with one staying very close to our boy.  The gentleman that called in his sighting to FWC said Slip and friends had been near his dock for about two hours.

  8. 10/02/2013 02:41 PM
    • Slip was located between the shore and the end of the docks just north of Black Creek within the St. Johns River.  He was with two other manatees upon first visual, all feeding on eel grass.  The small group moved about, with Slip following closely behind one particular manatee, until they settled down to rest in the original spot from the beginning of the visual.

  9. 09/27/2013 01:00 PM
    • Slip was observed utilizing a small, residential side canal in Green Cove Springs during rough weather in the open St. Johns.  He slept the majority of the time with 2 other adult animals, waking only to move a short distance then going back to sleep.  Slip remained in the canal during the entire observation period.

  10. 09/20/2013 11:00 PM
    • Slip continues to hang out in the same general area, slowly patrolling a 1/4 mile stretch of the food-rich, dock-protected east bank of the St. Johns River, directly across from Black Creek in Green Cove Springs.  He has remained in this area for a couple weeks now which is a little odd for him, but multiple observations show him to be healthy, alert and lacking any signs of recent physical injury.  He was by himself during this observation.  Body condition from the boat looks excellent.

  11. 09/13/2013 12:30 PM
    • Slip had me slightly concerned as I made my way to him on the east bank of the St. Johns River due west from Black creek, as his normal brisk pace seemed to have slowed markedly.  My concerns were alleviated once I made contact and saw him slowly milling with a good sized group of animals, 6 adults with 2 calves.  Slip appears to be in excellent condition and continues to do well in the St. Johns river.

  12. 08/30/2013 04:00 PM
    • Slip was observed feeding along the bank of the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville in a relatively high boat-traffic area next to a parked (but not operating) dredge barge and slightly south of a small commercial shipyard operation.  Despite the less than ideal location he doggedly stayed within 15 feet of shore, intent yet again on sticking his face into every little indent in the bank he could find.  He seems to prefer the young, lighter green marsh grass and will go into some pretty tight spots in search of it. 

  13. 08/27/2013 11:55 AM
    • Slip was initially spotted with a group of 5 other animals, including a belted animal later identified as TPE008.  Unfortunately I did not have my swim/tagging equipment actually in the boat with me, so by the time I got back on-site and relocated Slip after retrieving my gear, the other animals (including TPE008) had departed.  Slip then spent the remainder of the observation period exploring ridiculously small tidal channels and cuts that were flooded by the high tide, eating all the new growth marsh grass he could get his face on. 

  14. 08/11/2013 11:20 AM
    • When we first located Slip in Cedar Point Creek off the St. Johns River he was socializing and milling with eleven other manatees.  All animals slowly milled up close to the bank, periodically stopping to take in a few bites of food and then slowly continuing along the bank.  Slip was usually at the back of the group but was not by any means apart from the group.  Slip's tag had started to give Argos updated locations but during our visual observation it was determined the tag was no longer taking GPS locations.  A tag exchange was completed with ease as Slip stayed focused on his group of friends.  Several of the other manatees identified in the group have been photo-documented in either Salt or Welaka Spring. 

  15. 08/09/2013 02:20 PM
    • Slip's tag stopped updating to our website on Thursday, 8/8/13, around noonish, which is a very odd occurrence for him even when he is traveling.  Zack was able to get out on the water on Friday, 8/9/13, and was fortunate and skilled enough to relocated Slip inside Clapboard Creek off of the St. Johns River east of downtown Jacksonville (very close to the mouth of the St. Johns River where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean).  The VHF signal was functioning on the tag but the GPS portion of the tag kept trying to store a location unsuccessfully.  We were going to switch out his tag but unfortunately due to his travel rate and being in exploration mode up into the shallow portions of the creek as the tide was going out, we had to abort the tag exchange effort.  Slip was with one other animal but we could not make any identifications on the animal...barely even noticed he was there. 

  16. 07/31/2013 09:45 AM
    • A public sighting was called into FWC.  The citizen described seeing Slip in Julington Creek and reported a group of 3 other animals traveling under docks and that eventually Slip followed behind.  As anticipated, the public sightings will start rolling in now that he has a bright and shiny new tag in a populated area.  We appreciate it! 

  17. 07/28/2013 01:55 PM
    • Early Christmas present on July 27:.Slip stopped traveling during our visual and decided to take a nap for his tag exchange. He was observed traveling along the north bank of Julington Creek and began to bottom rest with a mother/calf pair. Once I was in the water, another manatee followed in and eventually disturbed Slip. Luckily there was enough lapsed time to get the old tag off before Slip began to move. After the disturbance, the three animals traveled east while Slip went west. He did settle down quickly with another mother/calf pair (a female known from Salt Spring). The tag exchange was completed and an underwater body condition was easily obtained as Slip spun under and around me. He was not the only one as I soon was circled and checked out by the female too. Slip was noted to have a very round belly, snug belt, peduncle fat roll and rounded dorsum along vertebrae. After the tag exchange and assessment, Slip settled down and bottom rested with the mother/calf pair until our visual was concluded.

  18. 07/27/2013 01:51 PM
    • On July 26, Slip was observed traveling north along the bank of the SJR in Colee Cove. Once he got into the cove he milled around near the other animals in the area and then began his travels north along the shoreline. We had to call off our visual due to a small rain shower that hovered over us and grew into a massive storm which lasted for over 90 minutes.  Rradar showing it growing and growing right over us, dumping enough water to cause us to turn the bilge pump on five times. We also had to find refuge inside the cypress shoreline due to the lightning that started up after about 30 minutes. Needless to say, everything on the boat was wet when the storm finally passed.

  19. 07/10/2013 12:55 PM
    • On July 9 Slip was observed traveling south in Crescent Lake at a rapid pace. I was only able to see the tag twice due to speed of his travel and never actually saw Slip himself. The tag appears intact and floating normally, although I was not able to observe it floating freely due to his movement.

  20. 07/02/2013 08:58 PM
    • On July 1 Slip was observed feeding within 25ft from the shore in less than 3 ft of water, NE of Palatka in the St. Johns River. He was very focused on feeding which allowed us to drift close to his location with our boat for an above water body condition. We could not clearly see his head or tail region but we could confirm he has received a new small series of prop scars along his mid trunk, slight right side. Slip fed for most of the visual with a slight northward movement along the bank's edge under docks. He also was very keen to avoid our boat as we drifted too close for his comfort during our single approach for a body assessment. Toward the end of our visual observation, Slip decided to travel south along the shoreline until he met up with four other manatees that were feeding in the location we first began our visual.

  21. 06/12/2013 08:35 PM
    • On June 11 Slip was traveling north and kept his tag underwater most of the time. His tag appeared to be floating fine but it was odd that we were unable to locate him while he was traveling in shallow water. We did determine that he was traveling at the bottom of the water table rather than at the surface which made locations difficult as he went along the shoreline. He avoided our engine/boat whenever we were within 60ft of his location but he did grace us with his presence by going right past our boat twice when we anchored in his travel path. We were unable to get a body condition due to the poor water clarity.

  22. 06/11/2013 08:32 PM
    • On June 10 Slip was traveling north at a fast clip and got too far away from our original boat launch site to continue to follow in the smaller boat. He was relocated south of Green Cove Springs but we were unable to launch the boat at this site due to the low water level and logs located at the boat ramp. Thus we only got an approximate location of him as he was traveling into the area.

  23. 05/24/2013 08:27 PM
    • On May 23, a public visual of Slip was reported to FWC by a citizen in Palatka. Slip was milling close to shore under docks in the St. Johns River, north of Palatka. He was reported with five other manatees.

  24. 05/11/2013 10:16 PM
    • On May 10 Slip was found way inside an island ledge of vegetation slowly moving along the edge, feeding on coontail with two other manatees.  He would socialize briefly with a new manatee that joined the bunch.  Later during the visual, he was the leader of the pack as they slowly traveled south to a new feeding spot.  We were unable to obtain a body condition of Slip because he avoided any interaction even if the boat was doing a "float by".  Great behavior for him but will be difficult for us when it comes time for his tag exchange next month! 

  25. 04/20/2013 03:24 PM
    • It was very difficult to obtain a visual of Slip on 4/19 north of Lake George due to the high winds, the fact he was resting in the middle of floating vegetation (bleeding heart) and that he was resting on his own tag.  He was observed feeding on bleeding heart after resting for two hours.  When he decided he wanted out of the vegetation, he traveled with his head just at the surface to allow him to glide over the vegetation, with a little flipper walking action too.  Slip was later observed feeding on tape grass and before he began to travel south.  At one point during his travels south, Slip changed direction to travel towards the middle of the river to meet up with an animal before continuing to travel south.

  26. 03/15/2013 06:06 PM
    • Slip was located inside Blue Spring run today, resting on the bottom.

  27. 03/03/2013 05:59 PM
    • On March 2 Slip was observed traveling along the outer edge of the vegetation shoreline slowing southward with three other animals. Visual was short due to high winds and the kayak not agreeing with each other.

       

  28. 02/19/2013 05:56 PM
    • On February 18, Slip was located inside Blue Spring run resting on the bottom. He would periodically wake up, socialize and then go back into resting mode.

  29. 02/08/2013 10:14 PM
    • Slip was released into Blue Spring on February 6, 2013. Soon after he entered the water, over a dozen animals moved into the canoe basin area to check out the activity. Slip socialized in the basin and then moved into the river at the spring mouth where he was observed cavorting with two other animals. He later traveled back into the basin and into the spring run. Around 1730, Slip left Blue Spring and traveled along the St. Johns River and settled in a small creek approximately four miles south.  He traveled back to Blue Spring on February 7 and arrived at approximately 1400. So far today, locations have placed him near or in Blue Spring.

       

  30. 01/12/2012 08:36 PM
    • Slip began to move south from Green Cove Springs on Saturday, 12/03/11, when water temperatures there went down to 17.5 C. On Friday, 12/10/11, his tag stopped updating near a barge canal in the Green Cove Springs area and he was not able to be located. On Saturday, 12/31/11, Slip bottom-rested in Murphy Creek in Palatka with one other animal (and a few others in the area) where the water temperature was also 18 C.  Re-tagging was attempted but not successful. We were hopeful that he would make a move further south, and planned that if he is not on his way to Blue Spring (or Salt Spring or Silver Glen), this may be another case that needs intervention.
      Slip was not located during an aerial flight on Tuesday, 1/03/12, and due to the extreme cold weather another flight was conducted on Wednesday, 1/04/12.  Slip's belt was heard in the shallows along the east side of Crescent Lake in mid to southern portion of the lake.  He was located by boat late that afternoon in 18 inches of water, water temperature 15 C.  He was not responsive to our boat and a tag was attached to his belt from the boat by lifting his tail up from the belt.  His old tag was discovered still attached.  It was sunk and badly damaged from a boat strike.  Slip had cold stress sores along his head and shoulders; most sores were about the size of a dime in diameter.  A boat skag mark was observed on his left side with a series of propeller cuts.  This area of skin was loose and the extent of the injury could not be determined.  His respiration rate was once per minute with no rasping sounds heard. 
      Nadia Gordon from FWC was contacted and his condition described.  She indicated they would be on their way with their boat and stretcher once additional help was located.  Nightly temperatures in the area were expected to drop into the mid 30s (F) for the evening.  Sea To Shore crew watched the sunset with Slip (it was a nice one by the way) and did some calisthenics (Slip just watched) to stay warm until FWC crew arrived around 9pm.  FWC secured Slip’s head while the rest of the crew worked a stretcher under him.  Slip was lifted into the capture boat around 9:40pm with minimal resistance from him.  At approximately 11pm the FWC northeast field station rescue van pulled away from the ramp to take Slip to SeaWorld for further care.
      We would like to thank everyone that participated in this late-night rescue.  We had the best night conditions (except for the cold), calm water, and bright moonlight, as well as a great-spirited crew.  We are very thankful for the timing of the day's events to give us the chance to help Slip. At SeaWorld he was being tube-fed upon arrival, but on Saturday, 1/07/12, he began to eat on his own, floating better, and is passing stool of hard-packed vegetation.
  31. 01/05/2012 07:10 PM
    • Slip's tag stopped working several weeks back just north of Palatka.  Based on the last location, it was anticipated the tag had been hit by a boat or was involved in an incident near the barge unloading area.  Several aerial flights were conducted to locate him and on Saturday 12/31/11 he was heard in Murphys Creek south of Palatka but we were unable to get a good visual on him that day or retag him.  Slip was not located during an aerial flight on 1/3/12 and due to the extreme cold weather another flight was conducted on 1/4/12.  Slip's belt was heard in the shallows along the east side of Crescent Lake in mid to southern portion of the lake.  He was located by boat around 1600 that same day in 18 inches of water, water temperature 15C.  He was not responsible to our boat and a tag was attached to his belt from the boat by lifting his tail up from the belt.  His old tag was discovered still attached.  It was sunk and badly damaged from a boat strike.  Slip had cold stress sores were along his head and shoulders.  Most sores were about the size of a dime in diameter.  A boat skag was observed on his left side with a series of propeller cuts.  This area of skin was loose and the extent of the injury could not be determined.  His respiration rate was once a minute with no rasping sounds heard. 
       
      Nadia Gordon from FWC was contacted and his condition described.  She indicated they would be on their way with their boat and stretcher once additional help was located.  Nightly temperatures in the area were expected to drop into the mid 30s for the evening.  S2S crew watched the sunset with Slip (it was a nice one by the way) and did some calisthenics (Slip just watched) to stay warm until FWC crew arrived around 9pm.  FWC secured Slips head while the rest of the crew worked a stretcher under him.  Slip was lifted into the capture boat around 9:40pm with minimal resistance from him.  Approximately 11pm the NE rescue van pulled away from the ramp to take Slip to SeaWorld for further care.
       
      We would like to thank everyone that participated in this late night rescue.  We had the best night conditions (except for the cold), calm water and moon lighting with a great spirited crew.  Very thankful for the timing of the day's events to give us the chance to help Slip.
  32. 11/14/2011 11:08 PM
    • Slip milled in Green Cove Springs on Sunday, 11/13/11.

  33. 11/14/2011 12:21 AM
    • Slip milled in Green Cove Springs on Sunday, 11/13/11.

  34. 10/21/2011 11:06 PM
    • Slip was seen traveling and feeding in the Green Cove Springs area with 2 other animals on Friday, 9/07/11.  On Monday, 9/10/11, he fed in that area with 3 other animals.  He fed and cavorted with 7 other animals there on Wednesday, 9/13/11.  He socialized there on Thursday, 10/20/11, where Monica was able to exchange his tag.

  35. 09/19/2011 11:04 PM
    • Slip was observed on Monday, 9/19/11, in Green Cove Springs, feeding with at least 4 other animals, at which point Monica was able to exchange his tag. We have chosen to keep Slip tagged for a little while longer since he has traveled so far north and is now in an area new to him.

  36. 04/20/2011 09:10 PM
    • 2/10/11-2/28/11: Slip was seen near the entrance to the river at Blue Spring on Tuesday, 2/15/11, with at least 4-5 other animals, socializing and bottom-resting. Susan Butler with USGS obtained a fecal sample then, which appeared fibrous and indicative of feeding on vegetation. Cathy Beck’s examination of the sample revealed that it was extremely fibrous and the content composition may indicate he is feeding on mostly the carbohydrate-rich roots of aquatic plants, but this may be a factor of what's primarily available in winter rather than a preference or choice. Slip was observed feeding again on Thursday, 2/17/11, in the small oxbow just south of Lake Beresford. Melody attempted an in-water body condition assessment in central Lake Beresford later that afternoon, and he would not allow his belly to be felt but seemed behaviorally normal and responsive to her being nearby. 

      1/28/11-2/09/11: Slip was seen on Wednesday, 2/02/11, at the mouth of Blue Spring near the entrance to the river, bottom-resting with 8 other animals. Melody got an underwater body condition assessment on him and thought he looked thin, with a flat to slightly concave belly. Jim Reid and Susan Butler from USGS were in the water with him the following day and agreed he looked thin but not emaciated. 

      Up to this point Slip had been leaving Blue Spring at least once a week but typically not going very far--to the nearby north and south of the spring where some vegetation is available. On Tuesday, 2/01/11, he traveled north almost up to Lake Beresford, and for the past 2 days he has gone up to the northern part of Lake Beresford. Slip was then observed feeding in the eel grass beds in northern Lake Beresford on Tuesday, 2/08/11. We will continue to watch for feeding and keep observing his body condition. 

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Slip was observed on Saturday morning, 1/22/11, bottom-resting by himself at the boil of Blue Spring. He was seen again on Sunday, 1/23/11, at the entrance to the spring near the river, bottom-resting and socializing with 8-10 other animals. 

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Slip was seen in the swim area of Blue Spring on Tuesday, 1/11/11, socializing with 5 other animals, then traveling east toward the entrance to the spring and bottom-resting. 

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Slip was seen on Sunday, 1/02/11, at the boil at Blue Spring with 2 other animals including Amber. He socialized with them and bottom-rested. 

      12/22/10-12/28/10: Slip spent the week mostly at Blue Spring, leaving to go out to the oxbow north of the spring on Friday, 12/24/10, and Saturday, 12/25/10. 

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Slip was observed on Monday, 12/13/10, in the boil of Blue Spring with 2 other animals. He fed on algae on the bottom, then milled and socialized with the others. 

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Slip made it in to Blue Spring on Friday, 12/03/10. He first spent the morning pacing around the boil, then milled out toward the mouth of the river where he socialized with some of the 133 animals counted there that day. Melody got an in-water body condition assessment of him on Saturday, 12/04/10. His belly was very slightly rounded and looked good, and no scars were visible. He spent this morning socializing and milling near the mouth of the run. In general he appears to be doing very well. 

      11/23/10-12/01/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 11/24/10, in the cove west of Lake Dexter on the south shore. He was with 4 other animals, socializing and milling. Lots of food was available. He was seen again on Tuesday, 11/30/10, on the eastern side of Stagger Mud Lake and then the southern bank of Lake Dexter. He was with 1-2 other animals, bottom-resting near shore. He responded to the passing of an FWC boat by moving away, but then continued bottom-resting when the boat left the area.

  37. 04/20/2011 09:09 PM
    • 11/04/10-11/22/10: Slip was observed on Tuesday, 11/09/10, on the west end of Lake Dexter bottom-resting and milling. He may have also been feeding but this was not able to be confirmed. He was seen again on Thursday, 11/11/10, milling on the eastern shore of Lake Woodruff. Two other animals were in the area. On Wednesday, 11/17/10, he was observed milling on the south shore of Lake Woodruff. 

      10/25/10-11/03/10: Slip was seen on Sunday, 11/07/10, feeding on and milling southward down the river with 2 other animals in the main channel of the river south of Horseshoe Mud Lake. Water temperature was 20C. On Sunday, 10/31/10, he had traveled up the river almost to Lake George, then returned south. 

      10/14/10-10/24/10: Slip was observed on Thursday, 10/07/10, in Lake Dexter on the south shore. He was with 4 other animals, socializing, traveling, and milling. He was seen again on Monday, 10/11/10, near Tick Island Mud Lake, socializing, milling, and feeding with 2 other animals. 

      10/03/10-10/13/10: Slip was observed on Tuesday, 10/05/10, milling and traveling in Tick Island Mud Lake with one other animal. He began to bottom-rest at the end of the visual. 

      9/20/10-10/02/10: Slip has been using Eph Creek to go between Lake Woodruff, Lake Dexter, and Tick Island Mud Lake this week. 

      9/08/10-9/19/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 9/08/10, in northern Lake Woodruff with 2 other animals. He fed for about 45 minutes and then began milling. 

      8/31/10-9/07/10: Slip traveled between Lake Dexter and Lake Woodruff, going south from Lake Woodruff into Norris Dead River on Sunday, 9/05/10. 

      8/21/10-8/30/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 8/25/10, at the southeast corner of Lake Dexter socializing with 3 other animals. His tag was exchanged and Melody got an in-water body condition on him. His belly felt flat to slightly rounded with no longitudinal folds. His belt was riding slightly low but normal. No scars were seen due to poor visibility made worse by the animals activity. Thank you to Jason for volunteering as spotter and very patiently enduring a problematic return trip. 

      8/11/10-8/20/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 8/11/10, in the southwest corner of Lake Dexter. He milled and traveled along the south shore of the lake until he came to the channel of the river, then turned and traveled back along the south shore of the lake again. 

      7/28/10-8/10/10: This week Slip traveled between Stagger Mud Lake, Lake Dexter, and Lake Woodruff, spending a lot of time in Lake Woodruff. He is now starting to use Tick Island Mud Lake and the creek connecting it to Lake Dexter. 

      7/14/10-7/27/10: Slip was observed on Thursday, 7/15/10, in southeast Lake Dexter with three other animals. The group socialized, milled, and fed for 20 minutes. On Tuesday, 7/20/10, he was again seen in the southeast corner of Lake Dexter with five other animals. They milled to the north shore of the lake and then the western end, cavorting for brief periods and socializing. 

      6/30/10-7/13/10: Slip was observed on Saturday, 7/10/10, in Stagger Mud Lake west of Lake Dexter. He was with two other animals, milling and socializing, and could have been feeding for 15 minutes on submerged vegetation but could not confirm. 

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Slip was observed in Stagger Mud Lake on Monday, 6/21/10, with one other animal, bottom-resting and then milling. 

      6/10/10 6/18/10: Slip traveled along the northern edge of Lake Dexter this week to Tick Island Creek before returning to Stagger Mud Lake. 

      6/02/10 6/09/10: Slip was observed about a quarter mile east of Lake Dexter in Tick Island Creek on Tuesday, 6/01/10. He was by himself and alternately milling and traveling east down the creek toward Lake Woodruff. 

      5/25/10 6/01/10: Since last week Slip has returned north to Stagger Mud Lake near Lake Dexter and has spent most of this week there. 

      5/18/10-5/24/10: Slip was observed on Friday, 5/21/10, in the main channel of the river south of Horseshoe Mud Lake by himself. He was traveling south down the river during much of the afternoon. Slip was observed on Friday, 5/21/10, in the main channel of the river south of Horseshoe Mud Lake by himself. He was traveling south down the river during much of the afternoon. 

      5/11/10-5/17/10: Slip has been moving between the cove northwest of Lake Dexter and Stagger Mud Lake to the southwest, staying along the western shore of the river. Slip has been moving between the cove northwest of Lake Dexter and Stagger Mud Lake to the southwest, staying along the western shore of the river. 

      5/06/10-5/10/10: Slip was observed on Thursday, 5/06/10, in the cove west of Lake Dexter. He was with 3 other animals, first cavorting and then socializing and milling. 

      4/28/10-5/10/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 4/28/10, in Stagger Mud Lake, socializing and milling with 3 other animals. 

      4/20/10-4/27/10: Slip was found milling around Stagger Mud Lake southwest of Lake Dexter on Friday, 4/23/10. He was by himself.  

      4/13/10-4/19/10: On Tuesday, 4/13/10, Slip and two other animals traveled and milled along the western edge of Lake Dexter. Weather was very windy and the lake was extremely choppy that day.

  38. 04/20/2011 09:09 PM
    • Before April 2010 Field Notes are in Chronological Order 

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      2/15/10-2/28/10: Slip was released at Blue Spring State Park on Monday, 2/15/10, by Lowry Park Zoo, Blue Spring park staff, and Sea to Shore Alliance. He socialized with other animals there that afternoon. Slip has spent the week at Blue Spring bottom-resting, doing barrel-rolls at the boil, and socializing. He bottom-rested at the boil with 5 other animals on Sunday, 2/21/10. 

      3/01/10-3/08/10: On Friday, 3/05/10, Slip socialized with 7 other animals at Blue Spring. He was milling by himself near the entrance to the river from Blue Spring on Sunday, 3/07/10, then joined a large group of animals to socialize later that afternoon. 

      3/09/10-3/15/10: Slip was observed on Friday, 3/12/10, at Blue Spring close to the entrance of the St. Johns River. He socialized with seven other animals. 

      3/16/10-3/23/10: Slip was observed on Monday, 3/15/10, at the entrance to Blue Spring. He milled on the south bank, then joined a group of 13 animals to bottom-rest. On Wednesday, 3/17/10, he traveled north up Norris Dead River to the south entrance of Lake Woodruff. He was observed on Saturday, 3/20/10, in the lake off of Zeigler Dead River milling and bottom-resting by himself, but several other animals were in the area. Lots of animals were seen in the river. A dorsal view of his body was obtained and he has no new scars or signs of cold stress at this point. 

      3/24/10-3/31/10: Slip has spent this week in the northern part of Lake Woodruff. He was observed on Wednesday, 3/24/10, in the northeast corner of the lake in the slow zone along the shore with 2 other animals. The group traveled and milled westward along the shore. 

      4/01/10-4/06/10: Slip has traveled between Lake Woodruff and Lake Dexter this week. He was observed on Tuesday, 3/30/10, at DeLeon Springs milling with 3 other animals. 

      4/07/10-4/12/10: Slip was observed on Wednesday, 4/07/10, in northern Lake Dexter with 5 other animals. The others were milling and feeding; Slip was milling and possibly feeding but this could not be confirmed

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