Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Supporting Florida Manatees

There are many ways to support Florida manatees. Learn about these marine mammals to better understand their importance. Report sightings of tagged manatees or manatees that are dead or in distress.  Report a distressed or dead manatee.



What to Do if You See a Sick, Injured, Dead, or Tagged Manatee

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

Put Manatees Back on the Road to Survival

There are many ways to support Florida manatees. Learn about these marine mammals to better understand their importance.

Manatee Decals

New decals are designed and created each year in preparation for the manatee Voluntary Contribution Campaign. As these decals help to raise money for manatee recovery around the State of Florida, your contribution to this cause is appreciated.

Florida Manatee Photo Gallery

View images of the Florida Manatee.


FWC Facts:
Signs on the Suwannee River warn of jumping Gulf sturgeon which, at up to 8 feet and 200 pounds, have been known to injure boaters.

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