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Manatee Information

Understand more about manatees and ways you may be able to help them. Learn about available internship positions. Look up our recent and past publications.



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.

Manatee Internships

The Marine Mammal Subsection offers a variety of manatee internships including positions that work on photo identification and GIS projects in St. Petersburg, as well as positions that assist field stations with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in other areas around the state.

Research Publications and Links

Find publication information about papers, journal articles, reports, and other documents detailing manatee research. Locate links to manatee-related information available on the Internet.



FWC Facts:
Manatees can travel up to 50 miles in a day. They generally swim slowly but have been clocked at speeds of up to 15 mph for short bursts.

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