Fact Sheet
Florida Manatee
Manatee, © Christina R Celano
Manatees, © Jan Reyniers

Defenders in Action

Collisions with Watercraft >>
We are working to reduce this cause of death and make waterways safer for these unique marine mammals.

Preserving Manatee Habitat >>
We are an active advocate for greater protections of vital manatee habitat.

Crystal River >>
We are providing input on ways the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can make waters in this refuge safer for manatees.

More on Florida Manatee: Crystal River »

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