- Tag Status
- Last Date Tagged
- August 10, 2022
- Tagging Location
- Savannah, Georgia
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A ten-foot adult male manatee named SammyG was located and tagged on August 10, 2022, in the Savannah River, Georgia through the collaborative effort between Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI), Georgia Aquarium (GAQ), Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) and other partners. SammyG received a full health assessment checkup by GAQ veterinarian staff and was outfitted with a GPS satellite tag to closely monitor his travels as part of our manatee Northern Atlantic Coast Manatee Movement study. The project will collect crucial habitat use and health data to help manage threats to manatees that migrate northward into coastal Georgia and the Carolinas during the warmer months of the year. Working in cooperation with state and federal agencies, data collected from this project will also be utilized to gain a better understanding of how manatees are adjusting to the drastic loss of food sources along the east coast of Florida which has been a major contributing factor to the manatee Unusual Mortality Event in recent years.
All manatee work was conducted under USFWS Research Permit # MA37808A-2.