Mama Cortica is a legendary Amazonian Manatee that makes her appearance in Endless Ocean: Blue World.
"This Amazon River manatee with unique markings is highly intelligent and good natured. She is rarely seen but there are many stories of her saving drowning children, stopping boats from capsizing or helping people in some way. This creature has earned the love and respect of the local people, who named her Mama Cortica.
The legend of a goddess named Mama Kola has been passed on in the Cortica River region since time immemorial. Kola is an ancient form of Cortica. A statue with the head of a woman and the body of a dolphin, known as the Cortica Mermaid, is a well-known symbol of the region's capital. She is said to be the mother of a great king who once ruled the area, and she watches over and protects her people."
Mama Cortica appears to the player only after they trigger a special request in their notebook titled "Mother of Cortica" (which only appears after a certain point in the storyline, after the player has cleared the rubble away from the entrance to Queen's Lake with the help of a certain Amazon River Dolphin, one coloured entirely pink). They can do this by sleeping in the cabin until noon the next day.
After receiving the request, the player will venture to the Cortica River. Jean-Eric will contact the player over the radio and note that the rumors that were brought up might have been misleading. When the player goes to investigate the Queen's Lake, they will scan the area and see nothing of note before turning around and finding Mama Cortica right in front of them.
Mama Cortica only appears in the Queen's Lake after she has been discovered whenever it is raining, whether it is daytime or nighttime. She swims around slowly, staying within the Queen's Lake with the group of regular Amazonian Manatees that live there. The player can unlock her trivia information by petting her.
- Mama Cortica's home location, Queen's Lake, might have been named for her, considering that she seems to be the 'queen' of all of the other Manatees in the river.
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