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Manatee Population Monitoring

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

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.

FWC’s Second Update to the Statewide Florida Manatee Abundance Estimate
Abundance surveys are used to estimate how many manatees live in the state of Florida.