Manatee Population Monitoring
Synoptic surveys are winter aerial surveys that cover all of the manatees' wintering habitats in Florida. The 2021 survey will not be conducted due to safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abundance surveys are used to estimate how many manatees live in the state of Florida.
Population models can be used to predict future manatee numbers or fill in missing abundances from the past.