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Manatee Rescue

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



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.

Manatee Rescue Program

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:
Manatees are found throughout rivers, springs and shallow coastal waters of Florida and nearby states. They have been seen as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia.

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