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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 have molars but no front teeth (no incisors or canines). Manatee teeth are unusual among mammals because they are continually replaced throughout the animals' lives.

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