A Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos near Grand Cay.
Felice Knowles, researcher with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) spoke at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 7 about the movement patterns of West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) in The Bahamas.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization are reporting the recent sighting of Randy the Manatee.
In January of this year some Abaco residents may remember a young manatee being rescued from Cherokee. We are pleased to announce that Georgie has now been released once more to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands after a successful rehabilitation at Atlantis’ Dolphin Cay. She was successfully released on Wednesday 14th August by the Atlantis Animal Rescue Team from the Atlantis Dolphin Cay Marine Mammal Rescue Center, with the help of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO).