About Boynton

Gender: Male
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Boynton was rescued from Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County on March 10, 2009. He was 203 cm long and exhibited signs of cold stress. He was rehabilitated at Miami Seaquarium in Miami, Florida, and housed there with Romeo, a longtime resident at Seaquarium. Boynton was released back into the wild into Palm Beach County on February 8, 2010. He weighed 600lbs and was 242 cm long on the day of his release.

  1. 09/06/2011 09:02 PM
    • 8/12/11-9/06/11: Boynton was seen on Saturday, 8/27/11, near Round Island, socializing with 5 other animals.  On Wednesday, 8/31/11, he was seen again near Round Island, socializing and cavorting with 6-8 other animals.  Boynton has long been considered a successfully rehabilitated animal, and in order to finally remove his equipment he was captured on Friday, 9/02/11, by FWC, Miami Seaquarium, Sea To Shore Alliance, and volunteers and given a health assessment.  Boynton looked very good, with a rounded belly, and was very calm during the capture and assessment process.  He was released from Round Island and immediately re-joined a group; lots of animals were in the area.  We would like to thank everyone very, very much for their help with this.

      7/26/11-8/11/11: He is staying on the east coast of the Indian River in the Vero Beach area.

      7/12/11-7/25/11: He has stayed in the south Vero Beach area of Indian River along the east bank. Boynton remains elusive while we try to remove his tag.

      6/24/11-7/11/11: Boynton was seen traveling and socializing south of Prang Island on the east side of Indian River in Vero Beach on Saturday, 7/09/11, with 5 other animals.  We are continuing efforts to remove off his equipment.

      6/02/11-6/23/11: Boynton has been moving and remaining along the east coast of  the Indian River in south Vero Beach this during this period. We will be continuing to try and remove his tag from Boynton who is being very elusive. He appears to be doing very well associating with other manatees and feeding on dense beds of sea grass along the eastern shore.

      5/16/11-6/01/11: He traveled south in Indian River to the Port St. Lucie area this week.

      4/23/11-5/15/11: Boynton spent most of the week north of Prang Island.

      4/11/11-4/21/11: Boynton continues to stay mostly on the east side of the channel in Indian River in Vero Beach around Prang Island.

      3/25/11-4/10/11: Boynton continues to favor the same area of Indian River in Vero Beach, from Farley Island to south of Prang Island.

      3/11/11-3/24/11: He has been staying mostly on the east side of Indian River around Prang Island.  He has already been considered successfully rehabilitated and Sea To Shore continues efforts to remove his equipment.

      3/01/11-3/10/11: He was seen on Tuesday, 3/08/11, in the Vero Beach area of Indian River on the east side, with 5 other animals.  They socialized, milled, fed on halodule, and avoided passing boats.  Boynton is in good condition and has now been successfully rehabilitated, but his equipment is proving difficult to remove due to his evasive behavior.  His tag was exchanged by Monica so that he can be tracked until complete equipment removal can be accomplished.


      1/28/11-2/09/11: Boynton was observed on Monday, 1/31/11, at a boat ramp in Boynton Beach with 8 other animals. He was given an in-water body condition assessment by Melody, who was able to see that he looked good with a very slightly rounded belly. He had one new scar along his left side starting above the flipper. He was socializing and milling with the other animals.He was seen again on Friday, 2/04/11, in Peck Lake in the Hobe Sound area, socializing and possibly feeding with 2 other animals.

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Boynton was seen traveling outside the Riviera Beach power plant on Wednesday, 1/12/11. He was seen again traveling toward the plant from the south on Thursday, 1/13/11.

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Boynton was seen on Monday, 1/10/11, in the Port of Palm Beach near boat slips at the west end, keeping warm with 69 other animals.

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Boynton was observed on Monday, 12/27/10, traveling into, and then out of, the intake canal at the power plant. He was seen again on Wednesday, 1/05/11, south of the power plant. He was with 2 other animals, socializing and feeding.

       

  2. 04/20/2011 09:12 PM
    • 1/28/11-2/09/11: Boynton was observed on Monday, 1/31/11, at a boat ramp in Boynton Beach with 8 other animals. He was given an in-water body condition assessment by Melody, who was able to see that he looked good with a very slightly rounded belly. He had one new scar along his left side starting above the flipper. He was socializing and milling with the other animals.He was seen again on Friday, 2/04/11, in Peck Lake in the Hobe Sound area, socializing and possibly feeding with 2 other animals. 

      1/18/11-1/27/11: Boynton was seen traveling outside the Riviera Beach power plant on Wednesday, 1/12/11. He was seen again traveling toward the plant from the south on Thursday, 1/13/11. 

      1/08/11-1/17/11: Boynton was seen on Monday, 1/10/11, in the Port of Palm Beach near boat slips at the west end, keeping warm with 69 other animals. 

      12/29/10-1/07/11: Boynton was observed on Monday, 12/27/10, traveling into, and then out of, the intake canal at the power plant. He was seen again on Wednesday, 1/05/11, south of the power plant. He was with 2 other animals, socializing and feeding. 

      12/22/10-12/28/10: Boynton made it to the power plant in Riviera Beach Monday evening, 12/20/10. A visual was obtained of him there on Tuesday morning, 12/21/10. However, late that morning the heater there was turned off as water and air temperatures warmed up and he left the basin. Around 300 animals were reported to have been at the plant on Monday night, 12/20/10, and about 50 on Tuesday morning, 12/21/10. He was observed again on Wednesday, 12/22/10, in Indian River just south of the plant on the western bank. He was with at least 14 other animals, socializing and traveling. 

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Boynton was observed on Wednesday, 12/15/10, in the southwest area of Indian River in Port St. Lucie. He was socializing there with 4-5 other animals. Last week Boynton had moved from Vero Beach down to Ft. Pierce, and in the last 2 days he had moved 12 miles further south down to St. Lucie. Aerial surveys by Sea To Shore Alliance in the past few days also reported large numbers of animals moving south along the coast. 

      Boynton arrived at the Riviera power plant on Monday, 12/20/10. A visual was obtained of him there on Tuesday, 12/21/10, during which the plants heater was turned off as water and air temperatures warmed up and he left the basin. We expect him to stay in the area and be in and out as cold fronts come in. Around 300 animals were reported to have been at the plant last night and about 50 this morning. 

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Boynton was seen on Friday, 12/10/10, in Indian River in Ft. Pierce. He was socializing and milling with 2 other animals, and when a pontoon passed within 75 feet at planing speed the group dove and traveled away. There was a large amount of food available in the area. 

      11/23/10-12/01/10: Boynton was observed on Friday, 11/26/10, near Prang Island in Indian River. He was with 2 other animals, traveling, socializing, and feeding. 

      11/04/10-11/22/10: Boynton was observed on Monday, 11/15/10, milling just south of the 17th St. Bridge. Whether he was with other animals could not be determined. 

      10/25/10-11/03/10: Boynton has stayed on the east coast of Indian River in the Vero Beach area near Prang Island, traveling north on Friday, 11/05/10, and Sunday, 11/07/10. 

      10/14/10-10/24/10: Boynton has spent most of the week on the east coast of Indian River near Prang Island, moving north up to the Farley Island area on Monday, 10/18/10. 

      10/03/10-10/13/10: Boynton was seen on Thursday, 10/07/10, in mating herds in Indian River in the Vero Beach area. 

      9/20/10-10/02/10: Boynton has moved south from the Indian River Shores area down to Vero Beach. 

      9/08/10-9/19/10: Boynton was observed on Thursday, 9/16/10, in a marina on the west coast of Indian River north of Vero Beach. He was socializing with 5 other animals, then traveled south into the canal off the marina. Melody attempted an in-water body condition on him but after many approaches was not able to feel his belly. From above he did not appear thin and was very active and responsive. Gas was observed from him during the visual, indicating he has been feeding. Dianes help was greatly appreciated, especially as he was only reachable by kayak during parts of the visual. Help from a neighbor in Grand Harbor Marina was also appreciated. 

      8/31/10-9/07/10: Boynton stayed around Barker Island this week, going north of Hole in the Wall Island on Monday, 8/30/10. 

      8/21/10-8/30/10: Boynton was observed on Saturday, 8/28/10, in a canal at Grand Harbor in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. He was involved in a mating herd with 4 other animals. A tag exchange was attempted but not accomplished due to the mating activity. Thanks so much to Christie and Megan for all their assistance. 

      8/11/10-8/20/10: Boynton moved slightly south from Barker Island in Indian River this week, going into the canals around the Chambers Cove area on Wednesday, 8/11/10. 

      7/28/10-8/10/10: Boynton was observed on Monday, 8/02/10, in Grand Harbor down in Vero Beach, acting normally. 

      7/14/10-7/27/10: Boynton has been in the Wabasso area of Indian River, going south to Johns Island on Monday, 7/19/10, and ending up around Barker Island on Sunday, 7/25/10.

  3. 04/20/2011 09:12 PM
    • 6/30/10-7/13/10: This week Boynton has stayed around Barker Island in Indian River, moving south down the east coast of the river on Monday, 7/05/10, and Saturday, 7/10/10, and then returning to the Barker Island area. 

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Boynton spent this week in the Indian River Shores area of Indian River around Barker Island, then moved south of Johns Island on Monday, 6/28/10. 

      6/10/10 6/18/10: Boynton moved from the Gifford Island area of Indian River last week up to Barker Island and Indian River Shores at the beginning of this week. He was observed on Thursday, 6/17/10, in a canal at Indian River Shores which was described as a quiet area. 

      6/02/10 6/09/10: Boynton began this week still in Indian River in the Vero Beach area. By the end of the week he traveled north in the river to north of Fritz Island. 

      5/25/10 6/01/10: Boynton is still in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. Earlier in the week he was near Shell Island and by the end of the week moved north to Farley Island. 

      5/18/10-5/24/10: Boynton stayed in the Vero Beach area of Indian River on the east side last week, and by the weekend began moving to just south of Vero Beach. Boynton is still in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. Earlier in the week he was near Shell Island and by the end of the week moved north to Farley Island. 

      5/11/10-5/17/10: This week Boynton has begun to move slightly south in Indian River, from Wabasso back down to Vero Beach. 

      5/06/10-5/10/10: This week Boynton has traveled north in Indian River, up to the Wabasso area by Sunday, 5/02/10. 

      4/28/10-5/05/10: Boynton is still traveling around Indian River and is now south of the Wabasso area. 

      4/20/10-4/27/10: Boynton was observed on Thursday, 4/22/10, on the east side of Indian River in Vero Beach with at least one other animal. He fed, traveled, and milled north. Monica got an in-water look at him and observed no entanglements on either his equipment or his flippers. No new scars were visible but visibility was poor. 

      4/13/10-4/19/10: Boynton was observed on Saturday, 4/17/10, in a canal in Indian River south of Vero Beach with four other animals. The group was socializing and bottom-resting. His respirations were at normal intervals. 

      4/07/10-4/12/10 : Boynton again spent the week in Indian River just south of Vero Beach, still appearing as if he is gradually going north. 

      4/01/10-4/06/10: Boynton spent this week in Indian River just south of Vero Beach, appearing as if he is gradually going north. 

      3/24/10-3/31/10: Boynton has moved slightly north this week, staying at St. Lucie Inlet from last week until the beginning of this week and then moving north along the coast up to Ft. Pierce. 

      3/16/10-3/23/10: Boynton has spent this week in and near the entrance of the St. Lucie River. He was observed traveling off the coast of Stuart on Wednesday, 3/17/10. 

      3/09/10-3/15/10: Boynton traveled north this week from Jupiter, reaching Ft. Pierce on Sunday, 3/14/10. 

      3/01/10-3/08/10: Boynton traveled north along the coast to the Jupiter area again this week but mainly stays near the Riviera power plant. 3/09/10-3/15/10: Boynton traveled north this week from Jupiter, reaching Ft. Pierce on Sunday, 3/14/10. 

      2/16/10-2/28/10: Boynton traveled north along the coast to the Jupiter area on Thursday,2/25/10ate>, but came back to the Riviera power plant by Sunday, 2/28/10. 

      2/09/10-2/15/10: Boynton was released on Monday, 2/08/10, in the Riviera Beach area by Miami Seaquarium and Sea to Shore Alliance. He traveled to the FPL Riviera Beach power plant and has spent the week there.

  4. 12/28/2010 09:04 PM
    • 12/22/10-12/28/10: Boynton made it to the power plant in Riviera Beach Monday evening, 12/20/10. A visual was obtained of him there on Tuesday morning, 12/21/10. However, late that morning the heater there was turned off as water and air temperatures warmed up and he left the basin. Around 300 animals were reported to have been at the plant on Monday night, 12/20/10, and about 50 on Tuesday morning, 12/21/10. He was observed again on Wednesday, 12/22/10, in Indian River just south of the plant on the western bank. He was with at least 14 other animals, socializing and traveling.

      12/13/10-12/21/10: Boynton was observed on Wednesday, 12/15/10, in the southwest area of Indian River in Port St. Lucie. He was socializing there with 4-5 other animals. Last week Boynton had moved from Vero Beach down to Ft. Pierce, and in the last 2 days he had moved 12 miles further south down to St. Lucie. Aerial surveys by Sea To Shore Alliance in the past few days also reported large numbers of animals moving south along the coast.

      Boynton arrived at the Riviera power plant on Monday, 12/20/10. A visual was obtained of him there on Tuesday, 12/21/10, during which the plants heater was turned off as water and air temperatures warmed up and he left the basin. We expect him to stay in the area and be in and out as cold fronts come in. Around 300 animals were reported to have been at the plant last night and about 50 this morning.

      12/02/10-12/12/10: Boynton was seen on Friday, 12/10/10, in Indian River in Ft. Pierce. He was socializing and milling with 2 other animals, and when a pontoon passed within 75 feet at planing speed the group dove and traveled away. There was a large amount of food available in the area.

      11/23/10-12/01/10: Boynton was observed on Friday, 11/26/10, near Prang Island in Indian River. He was with 2 other animals, traveling, socializing, and feeding.

      11/04/10-11/22/10: Boynton was observed on Monday, 11/15/10, milling just south of the 17th St. Bridge. Whether he was with other animals could not be determined.

      10/25/10-11/03/10: Boynton has stayed on the east coast of Indian River in the Vero Beach area near Prang Island, traveling north on Friday, 11/05/10, and Sunday, 11/07/10.

      10/14/10-10/24/10: Boynton has spent most of the week on the east coast of Indian River near Prang Island, moving north up to the Farley Island area on Monday, 10/18/10.

      10/03/10-10/13/10: Boynton was seen on Thursday, 10/07/10, in mating herds in Indian River in the Vero Beach area.

      9/20/10-10/02/10: Boynton has moved south from the Indian River Shores area down to Vero Beach.

      9/08/10-9/19/10: Boynton was observed on Thursday, 9/16/10, in a marina on the west coast of Indian River north of Vero Beach. He was socializing with 5 other animals, then traveled south into the canal off the marina. Melody attempted an in-water body condition on him but after many approaches was not able to feel his belly. From above he did not appear thin and was very active and responsive. Gas was observed from him during the visual, indicating he has been feeding. Dianes help was greatly appreciated, especially as he was only reachable by kayak during parts of the visual. Help from a neighbor in Grand Harbor Marina was also appreciated.

      8/31/10-9/07/10: Boynton stayed around Barker Island this week, going north of Hole in the Wall Island on Monday, 8/30/10.

      8/21/10-8/30/10: Boynton was observed on Saturday, 8/28/10, in a canal at Grand Harbor in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. He was involved in a mating herd with 4 other animals. A tag exchange was attempted but not accomplished due to the mating activity. Thanks so much to Christie and Megan for all their assistance.

      8/11/10-8/20/10: Boynton moved slightly south from Barker Island in Indian River this week, going into the canals around the Chambers Cove area on Wednesday, 8/11/10.

      7/28/10-8/10/10: Boynton was observed on Monday, 8/02/10, in Grand Harbor down in Vero Beach, acting normally.

      7/14/10-7/27/10: Boynton has been in the Wabasso area of Indian River, going south to Johns Island on Monday, 7/19/10, and ending up around Barker Island on Sunday, 7/25/10.

      6/30/10-7/13/10: This week Boynton has stayed around Barker Island in Indian River, moving south down the east coast of the river on Monday, 7/05/10, and Saturday, 7/10/10, and then returning to the Barker Island area.

      6/19/10-6/29/10: Boynton spent this week in the Indian River Shores area of Indian River around Barker Island, then moved south of Johns Island on Monday, 6/28/10.

      6/10/10 6/18/10: Boynton moved from the Gifford Island area of Indian River last week up to Barker Island and Indian River Shores at the beginning of this week. He was observed on Thursday, 6/17/10, in a canal at Indian River Shores which was described as a quiet area.

      6/02/10 6/09/10: Boynton began this week still in Indian River in the Vero Beach area. By the end of the week he traveled north in the river to north of Fritz Island.

      5/25/10 6/01/10: Boynton is still in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. Earlier in the week he was near Shell Island and by the end of the week moved north to Farley Island.

      5/18/10-5/24/10: Boynton stayed in the Vero Beach area of Indian River on the east side last week, and by the weekend began moving to just south of Vero Beach. Boynton is still in the Vero Beach area of Indian River. Earlier in the week he was near Shell Island and by the end of the week moved north to Farley Island.

      5/11/10-5/17/10: This week Boynton has begun to move slightly south in Indian River, from Wabasso back down to Vero Beach.

      5/06/10-5/10/10: This week Boynton has traveled north in Indian River, up to the Wabasso area by Sunday, 5/02/10

  5. 05/05/2010 09:05 PM
    • 4/28/10-5/05/10: Boynton is still traveling around Indian River and is now south of the Wabasso area.

      4/20/10-4/27/10: Boynton was observed on Thursday, 4/22/10, on the east side of Indian River in Vero Beach with at least one other animal. He fed, traveled, and milled north. Monica got an in-water look at him and observed no entanglements on either his equipment or his flippers. No new scars were visible but visibility was poor.

      4/13/10-4/19/10: Boynton was observed on Saturday, 4/17/10, in a canal in Indian River south of Vero Beach with four other animals. The group was socializing and bottom-resting. His respirations were at normal intervals.

      4/07/10-4/12/10 : Boynton again spent the week in Indian River just south of Vero Beach, still appearing as if he is gradually going north.

      4/01/10-4/06/10: Boynton spent this week in Indian River just south of Vero Beach, appearing as if he is gradually going north.

      3/24/10-3/31/10: Boynton has moved slightly north this week, staying at St. Lucie Inlet from last week until the beginning of this week and then moving north along the coast up to Ft. Pierce.

      3/16/10-3/23/10: Boynton has spent this week in and near the entrance of the St. Lucie River. He was observed traveling off the coast of Stuart on Wednesday, 3/17/10.

      3/09/10-3/15/10: Boynton traveled north this week from Jupiter, reaching Ft. Pierce on Sunday, 3/14/10.

      3/01/10-3/08/10: Boynton traveled north along the coast to the Jupiter area again this week but mainly stays near the Riviera power plant. 3/09/10-3/15/10: Boynton traveled north this week from Jupiter, reaching Ft. Pierce on Sunday, 3/14/10.

      2/16/10-2/28/10: Boynton traveled north along the coast to the Jupiter area on Thursday,2/25/10ate>, but came back to the Riviera power plant by Sunday, 2/28/10.

      2/09/10-2/15/10: Boynton was released on Monday, 2/08/10, in the Riviera Beach area by Miami Seaquarium and Sea to Shore Alliance. He traveled to the FPL Riviera Beach power plant and has spent the week there.

       

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