Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Florida Manatee

Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) range throughout Florida waters and individuals can move long distances seasonally. Issues endangering manatees include death from human-related and natural causes and habitat loss.
Report a distressed or dead manatee.





FWC Facts:
Sawfish look like sharks but are actually a type of ray. Their gill slits are on the bottom of their bodies, like stingrays.

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