Links Related to Manatees and their Habitat

Laws, Statutes and Acts

Florida Rules (Florida Administrative Codes and Statutes)

Endangered Species Act

Florida Marine Sanctuary Act


American Society of Mammalogists

Defenders of Wildlife

EcoHealth Alliance

Journey South

Lee County Manatee Park (Fort Myers, FL)

Manatee Links (

Manatee Observation and Education Center

Marine Mammal Stranding Network

New England Aquarium

Parker Manatee Aquarium

Save the Manatee Club

TECO - Tampa Electric Big Bend Power Plant

The Society for Conservation Biology

The Society for Marine Mammology

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (North Florida Field Office)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (South Florida Field Office)

U.S. Geological Survey Sirenia Project

U.S. Geological Survey Manatee Trackers (Sirenia)

Parks, Refuges and Oceanaria Facilities

Florida State Parks

Blue Springs State Park

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (Florida)

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park

Lowry Park Zoo

Miami Seaquarium (Florida)

Mote Marine Lab

Sea World of Florida (Orlando)

Sea World of California (San Diego)

Columbus Zoo (Ohio)

Cincinnati Zoo (Ohio)

Publications and Conference Papers

The Society for Marine Mammology

Published reports and data can be found at Sirenian International's Bibliography.

Conferences and other events related to sirenians can be found at Sirenian International's website.

Caribbean Environment Programme " Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean Region"

Manatee Information (Spanish)/Informacion de Manaties (Espanol)

Caribbean Environment Programme, (Regional Management Plan for the West Indian Manatee - Spanish only) " Plan de Manejo Regional para el Manati Antilliano, Trichechus manatus Adobe PDF"

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