There are several steps you can take if you see a sick, injured, dead, or tagged manatee.
FWC's Wildlife Alert Toll-Free Number 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922)
Cellular phone customers: *FWC or #FWC
Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
- What is the exact location of the animal?
- Is the manatee alive or dead?
- How long have you been observing the manatee?
- What is the approximate size of the manatee?
- What is the location of the public boat ramp closest to the manatee?
- Can you provide a contact number where you can be reached for further information?
The above information is the most important you can provide; however, any additional information will be helpful.
Important Contact Numbers