About BMan

Gender: Male
Current Tag Id:

BMan was rescued on January 9, 2013, because of watercraft injury as well as cold stress.  When found in the Intracoastal Waterway of Palm Coast, he was 201 cm long and weighed 365 lbs.  He was brought to SeaWorld in Orlando to recover, and at his most recent health assessment he had grown to 227 cm long and weighed 715 lbs.  BMan was released in the Indian River in Brevard County on February 26, 2014, along with a female manatee named Wheezy.

  1. 01/30/2015 09:01 AM
    • Bman’s belt sonic was detected at the Cape Canaveral power plant in Titusville.  However, with over 500 other animals in the area, no direct visual was obtained, but fortunately with this we can still confirm that BMan has survived his first year back in the wild and responded to colder temperatures by returning to a warm water refuge. 

  2. 06/03/2014 12:44 PM
    • BMan was spotted in a cove off of Indian River within a group of other animals.  Unfortunately he evaded attempts to re-tag. 

  3. 04/05/2014 09:40 AM
    • Bman's tag was recovered in a small canal at the end of a creek in northern Indian River.  The tag was floating up against the bank but the only way out of the system was a small culvert that we anticipate is how the tag got entangled to break free.  Resident indicated manatees routinely go through the culvert at high tides, and during the winter there are so many manatees in the canal that “you can walk on them". 

  4. 03/21/2014 02:46 PM
    • Bman was located traveling at a very fast clip northward with 3 adults and 1 calf just north of the Indian River railroad bridge.  The group passed by two others that were feeding and then slowed down to feed while still milling northward.  Vegetation present included very long stringy algae and grassilaria.  Very rough conditions to be on the water today. 

  5. 03/08/2014 03:21 PM
    • Bman was located milling along the southern discharge outflow flume of the Canaveral FPL plant with hundreds of other manatees.  He bottom-rested for a short period of time, and then all of a sudden began to travel at a fast clip to the northern discharge source.  We moved to get a better observation of him from land and found him swimming into the strong flow of the northern discharge outflow source.  He was not alone as there were at least 20 other manatees doing the same thing.  After 20 minutes of this activity, Bman traveled back to the original area of observation and began to mill around the area.  About 150 in area. 

Data map is currently not present for BMan.