Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Research Publications

Find publication information about papers, journal articles, reports, and other documents detailing manatee research.



Marine Mammal Publications

View a bibliography of publications by staff members in the marine mammal subsection.

First Statewide Abundance Estimate of the Florida Manatee

This new abundance survey is a benchmark achievement in monitoring Florida manatees.


FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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