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Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership

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Report a Sick, Injured, Dead, or Tagged Manatee

Call FWC's Wildlife Alert Toll-Free Number: 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922), press "7" to speak with an operator.

Cellular phone customers: *FWC or #FWC

The Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) is a cooperative of agencies, organizations, and oceanaria that rescue, rehabilitate, release and monitor Florida manatees. Learn more about the MRP

In addition to being a member of the MRP, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute manages the Florida Manatee Oceanaria Reimbursement Assistance Program which provides state funds to federally permitted facilities that rescue, rehabilitate, release, and monitor Florida manatee. Learn more about The Florida Manatee Oceanaria Reimbursement Assistance Program.

There are five federally permitted acute care facilities in Florida that treat sick, injured, or orphaned Florida manatees. Once medically stabilized, manatees may be transferred to one of four secondary holding facilities while awaiting release. Learn more about each facility below. 

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