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Manatee Rescue

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists are responsible for coordinating rescues of sick and injured manatees.



Report a Sick, Injured, Dead, or Tagged Manatee

There are several steps you can take if you see a sick, injured, dead, or tagged manatee.

Manatee Rescue Statistics

FWC biologists work with various agencies to rescue injured manatees.

Gallery

View images from manatee rescues.

Tropical Storm Debby Creates Surge in Florida Manatee Strandings

Biologists respond to manatees trapped after heavy rainfall and flooding associated with June 2012 tropical storm.


FWC Facts:
After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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