Watch for Tagged Manatee in Suwannee River

Folks,

Please help if you can.  Izzy’s last known location and tag description attached.
Thank you for your attention to this request.
Stan Meeks

Suwannee Riverkeeper

Hi All,
Just wanted to let you know that one of our tagged manatees left Crystal River and entered the Suwannee River today.  You may receive sighting reports, so I wanted to give you a heads up.  She is known as TPH-01 “Izzy” and was free tagged in the Wakulla River in June 08.  She travelled to the Crystal River area in late October where she stayed throughout winter.  She left that area yesterday and by this morning was at the mouth of the Suwannee.  She has a GPS transmitter that has red and white colored vertically striped tape at the top and the rest of the transmitter is blue.  It has a 7″ black antenna sticking out of the top.  Any info. through sighting reports would be greatly appreciated.  Attached is a map of Argos satellite locations of her moves since she left the Crystal River area.  The yellow dot is her most recent location.  We will keep you posted with updates of her movements.  I have also attached one of tag sighting flyers – please distribute as you see fit.

Thanks!  
Regards,
Susan

Susan Butler
USGS – Florida Integrated Science Center
Sirenia Project
2201 NW 40th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32605
Phone: (352)264-3557
Fax: 352-374-8080
Email:  [email protected]
http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Manatees/manatees.html

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