2017-2018 Manatee and Sea turtle decals

Decals look awesome and do great things for manatees and sea turtles!

Your kayak, paddleboard, surfboard, canoe, motor boat or personal watercraft would look awesome with a manatee or sea turtle decal! The decals also look cool on vehicles, laptops, notebooks, in frames or wherever you decide to display them. Best of all, your $5 decal donation helps conserve manatees and sea turtles for future generations. Long may they swim through Florida waters!


Look out for manatees!

When boating or using a personal watercraft in Florida waters, look out for manatees. Mature manatees grow to 1,000 pounds or more, but can be difficult to see when they’re swimming, grazing or resting underwater. Wear polarized sunglasses, and then watch and listen carefully to detect the signs of manatees nearby. Look for circles on the water’s surface indicating their underwater movement and snouts sticking out of the water as they surface to breathe. You also may hear huffing noises when they come up for air.

Manatee decal art created by Mike Hunter, FWC.

SeaTurtleDecal2017-2018A green success story!

Green sea turtles nest on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches and until recently were classified as endangered. Now after years of conservation efforts, the number of nesting green turtles has increased substantially. This species has been reclassified as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. That’s a major step in “green” recovery! Remember “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering any species of nesting or hatchling sea turtle. Watch from a distance, do not disturb them and never use a cell phone or camera to shoot flash photos. 

Sea turtle art created by Lizabeth West, FWC.

Thank you for supporting these endangered and threatened species.

Go to MyFWC.com/wildlifehabitats for more about manatees and sea turtles. To report injured, sick, entangled or dead manatees or sea turtles, contact the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline by calling 888-404-3922 (FWCC), #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone, or by texting Tip@MyFWC.com.

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