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Manatee Information

Understand more about manatees and ways you may be able to help them. Learn about available internship positions. Look up our recent and past publications.



Supporting Florida Manatees

There are many ways to support Florida manatees. Learn about these marine mammals to better understand their importance. Report sightings of tagged manatees or manatees that are dead or in distress.  Report a distressed or dead manatee.

Manatee Research and Rescue Photos

View photos of manatee rescues, releases and research.

Research Publications

Find publication information about papers, journal articles, reports, and other documents detailing manatee research.


FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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