Manatee Mortality Statistics
Since 1974, biologists have collected mortality statistics for
Florida manatees. Researchers have determined both the number of
manatee deaths in each Florida county and the probable cause of
death for each carcass. Analysis of these data allows tracking of
changes and trends in mortality throughout the years.
View the preliminary manatee mortality report and monthly manatee mortality data for 2016.
View 1974 to 2015 yearly summaries of manatee deaths for the state of Florida.
This summary database of individual manatee mortality allows users to search for information by county, cause of death, and date.
Manatee deaths are broken down into eight categories based on
gross, histological, and microbiological findings.
View 1996 to 2016 yearly summaries of red tide-related manatee deaths for the state of Florida.
View the summary of the winter 2009-2010 cold-related unusual mortality event.
This article provides an overview of manatee deaths during the winter of 2008-2009.