Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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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.





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American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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