A manatee and her calf are recovering in ZooTampa’s critical care center after a boat strike that left the mother with a collapsed lung.
When a golden retriever paddled a little too close to a herd of manatees in the waters off Alabama's Gulf Coast, the startled sea cows erupted into a splashing frenzy around the pup — prompting the dog to immediately make a beeline back for the beach.
A Florida photographer recently captured a unique moment between a manatee and an alligator as the pair peacefully swam together through the Myakka River.
Sick and injured Florida manatees being nursed back to health are about to get even better care in Tampa Bay.
Fewer manatee deaths have been recorded so far this year in Florida compared to the record-setting numbers in 2021, but wildlife officials cautioned that chronic starvation remains an ongoing threat.
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After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capacity before the sea cows again congregate in warm waters during the winter.
Florida wildlife officials have released a manatee back into the wild after he had to be rescued for the third time.
Florida officials are planning to take additional actions, which could include a second manatee supplemental feeding program later this year if natural seagrass growth cannot fulfill the needs of the endangered animals.
Conservation groups in Florida sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not doing enough to keep water pollution from killing off marine life.
Millions of dollars from Florida's state budget will be funneled into projects to protect manatees and their habitats as their population faces high death rates.
The unprecedented, experimental program to feed starving manatees in Florida is ending, but the greater issue is the polluted water that causes the marine mammals to run out of their natural seagrass forage.
A commissioner in Brevard County is facing intense criticism after he suggested allowing people to kill manatees as a way to control their population.
FWC said workers dropped more than 201,000 pounds of mixed produce in the water since January 20 when manatees began feeding. It cost more than $105,000 for the produce.
Every March, there is a day to not only appreciate the cute snoots of Florida's beloved sea cows but also to learn about conservation efforts to help the manatee species.
Manatee experts are pointing to concerns about boating collisions as the struggling sea cows migrate from an unorthodox feeding area in the Indian River Lagoon.
A pilot feeding program designed to reduce starvation issues amongst Florida manatees will soon conclude as experts say warmer waters are helping to disperse the population to their summer habitats, lessening the strain on natural resources.
A proposed expansion at TECO’s Manatee Viewing Center may bring more people up close to Florida’s manatees.
The experimental program that has fed tons of lettuce to starving manatees in Florida will begin to wind down as the weather warms. The feeding program has provided more than 128,000 pounds of food to the slow-moving sea cows. It is an effort to prevent another die-off like Florida saw last year.
The unprecedented human effort to feed starving Florida manatees has so far provided the lovable marine mammals with more than 25 tons of lettuce, officials announced. Last year, a record 1,101 manatee deaths were recorded, largely from starvation.