Millie SMC (1)


First identified in 1980, Millie is one of the largest manatees ever recorded. She is a traveler with a long sighting history along Florida’s southeast coast.

Illusion FWC


Illusion was rescued in March 2010 after a terrible boat strike. After being released, she is often seen along the east coast of south Florida.

An above-water photo of Chessie the manatee surfacing for air.


In 1994, Chessie the manatee was a Chesapeake Bay sensation, rescued after straying north and refusing to return south for the winter.