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Manatee Rescue and Mortality Statistics

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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

Manatee Necropsy

Manatee Mortality Statistics

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wildlife experts from five coastal field stations retrieve and examine reported carcasses to determine the cause of death.  Through this work, FWC provides key information to wildlife resource managers and the public about threats facing Florida manatees.  

Manatee Rescue Statistics

FWC receives calls from the public reporting manatees in distress, coordinates rescues, and when necessary, transports manatees to rehabilitation facilities.  FWC is a contributing organization to multiagency efforts to release and track rehabilitated manatees that were rescued due to injury, cold stress, or other problems.  

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