About Lokey

Gender: Male
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Lokey is a male manatee rescued in Longboat Key, Sarasota Bay, on January 2, 2013.  He was found as an orphaned calf suffering from cold stress at 178 cm long and weighing 253 lbs.  He was brought to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for rehabilitation and at his most recent health assessment weighed 725 lbs and was 229 cm long.  He was released at Tampa Electric Company in Apollo Beach on January 16, 2014. 

  1. 03/14/2014 02:30 PM
    • On Friday, 3/14/14, I located and recovered Lokey’s entire set of equipment floating in the mangrove cove just south of TECO.  The belt had broken off at its weak link, cause unknown.  Since Lokey's scars were small, we will not be able to relocate him for an attempt at free-belting.  4 other animals were bottom-resting not far away.  

  2. 03/09/2014 03:45 PM
    • Lokey socialized briefly with 3 other animals in Tampa Bay, on the east side of Apollo Beach south of TECO, 1/4 mile offshore, looking like it could turn into cavorting but didn’t quite. 

  3. 03/01/2014 10:09 AM
    • He socialized south of the manatee sanctuary along the south wall of TECO with one other animal.  There were a few others milling around the area and about 30-50 animals in the TECO canal. 

  4. 02/23/2014 12:09 PM
    • Lokey milled along the shallow canals off Apollo Beach southwest of TECO with 2 others.  He continued through the no-entry manatee sanctuary bordering the south wall of the TECO canal and on toward the mangrove-lined shore, where he stayed still on bottom. 

  5. 02/18/2014 02:05 PM
    • The large gatherings at TECO have started to thin out, with about 50 animals there this afternoon.  Some were milling around with occasional slow dives, some were surface-resting, and some were bottom-resting.  Lokey appeared to be trying to socialize with some of those surface-resting, then settled down to bottom-rest.

  6. 02/13/2014 03:05 PM
    • This was another crowded afternoon at TECO.  Lokey socialized in a large group against the north wall halfway down the canal, then the group was just keeping still in the water column, presumably keeping warm.  It was a very windy day, with a moderate chop out in the bay. 

  7. 02/10/2014 10:05 AM
    • Even with the minor cold front that had come through, there were still 100+ animals in the canal at TECO on Monday.  Lokey socialized on the edge of the large group, then settled down with the others to surface-rest. 

  8. 02/04/2014 10:05 AM
    • Lokey, like Longo, has continued to be social at Teco.  He cavorted in a group of 5-6, then socialized in the larger group of about 20 animals still hanging around the power plant. 

  9. 01/30/2014 10:27 AM
    • This morning he did some socializing between the two intake areas of the power plant in a large group of about 30.  Then almost an hour later he milled along the north wall toward the viewing platform, staying with a few other animals. 

  10. 01/27/2014 10:15 AM
    • He socialized calmly at the surface within a group of 13 in the canal at TECO, then stayed with them as they all began slowly milling around the viewing platform area.  Quite a crowded day; it looked like 200 or more animals were there. 

  11. 01/24/2014 11:25 AM
    • Lokey participated in a cavorting group of about 9 animals halfway down the canal at TECO, then 30 minutes later milled east toward the viewing platform, sticking close to 1 animal in particular and socializing in a group with Joleen. 

  12. 01/20/2014 11:15 AM
    • He bottom-rested in the shallows with 2 others under the mangroves on the south bank of the TECO canal.

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