- Tag Status
- Last Date Tagged
- January 18, 2024
- Tagging Location
- Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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A 10.5 foot manatee named Reckless and her very young calf were rescued from the northern Indian River Mosquito Lagoon near Edgewater by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team on May 21, 2022. Reckless needed rescue assistance due to her injuries received when she was struck by a boat. Both animals were transported to SeaWorld Orlando for critical rehabilitation care. Reckless received nine surgeries to overcome her extensive injuries, an amazing effort by the Veterinarians and animal husbandry staff. Reckless and her female calf, Churro, were released together on January 18, 2024, at the Port Everglades discharge canal in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida. CMARI tagged Reckless for their Northern Atlantic Coast Manatee Study along the east coast of the United States and as part of a cooperative study with state and federal agencies to assess manatee movement and habitat use as a result of the Unusual Mortality Event. Reckless weighed 2330 pounds at her release and her calf, Churro, weighed 690 pounds and was just over seven feet long.
All manatee work was conducted under USFWS Research Permit # MA37808A-2.