Boat, PWC, & Paddle-sport Operators

Boat Paddlers
Boat, Personal Watercraft (PWC),
and Paddle-sport Operators

Manatee

 If you do hit a manatee while boating

Manatee release

Call the Wildlife Alert number:
1-888-404-FWCC (3922)
Cellular phone *FWC or #FWC
Or text to: Tip@MyFWC.com

It is important that you obtain immediate help for the animal. The sooner the animal is located and its condition is assessed, the better its chances for survival. Please be responsible for your actions while on the waterways and take immediate action if any wildlife is injured.

Note: You will not be cited if you accidently collide with a manatee while obeying speed restrictions.



FWC Facts:
Adult male black bears in Florida normally weigh between 250 and 400 pounds, with adult females normally weighing between 125 and 250 pounds.

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