Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Population-Monitoring-Aerial

Population Monitoring and Aerial Surveys

Read about aerial surveys; synoptic surveys, including counts of manatees; and population assessments.



Synoptic Survey Conditions for Winter 2013

Due to warmer than average weather, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did not conduct the annual statewide manatee synoptic survey this winter.

Synoptic Survey Conditions for Winter 2012

Due to warmer than average weather, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did not conduct the annual statewide manatee synoptic survey this winter.

Synoptic Survey Conditions for Winter 2008

Due to warmer than average weather, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will not conduct the annual statewide manatee synoptic survey this winter.

Manatee Synoptic Surveys

The synoptic surveys are winter aerial surveys that cover all of the manatees' wintering habitats in Florida.

Manatee Aerial Surveys

Aerial surveys are conducted to learn about manatee distribution, relative abundance, and use of habitat.


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