Bystanders saw a manatee in a Siesta Key canal that appeared to be in distress -- only to soon realize she was actually giving birth.
Manatees are dying across Florida at an alarming rate. In just the first three months of the year, more than 600 have been killed -- nearly seven manatee deaths a day, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The 34th annual Florida Manatee Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Crystal River.
According to the FWC, 403 manatees have already died statewide this year.
More than half of the seagrass at Indian River Lagoon has disappeared since 2009, which is a situation that threatens a number of species, including manatees.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' star and former WWE champion Dave Bautista is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who scraped the word 'TRUMP' on a Florida manatee.
Someone scraped the word "TRUMP" into the back of a Nature Coast manatee, and now federal investigators are trying to figure out who did it.
Wheelie, the manatee who went viral for being spotted with a bicycle tire wrapped around its torso, is back at Blue Spring State Park.
When it gets cold, by Florida standards, you know where to find manatees -- huddling outside the Apollo Beach TECO power plant. They're there now, even though humans can't visit.
November is Manatee Awareness Month, a time to remind all that while the popular sea cows are beloved in Florida, they are also protected.
Due to COVID-19, TECO is delaying the opening of the viewing center. For now, it's not set to open until January 6 of next year; usually it opens in November.
Being out on the water is a perfect place to social distance, but scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium said marine animals are paying the consequences.
A snorkeling tour in Crystal River encountered a manatee calf who couldn't resist scratching its snout.
A group of dolphins and a lone manatee appeared to be the best of friends
Florida is seeing slightly more than the average number of manatee deaths this year. But scientists don't know the cause of some because necropsies were suspended during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
A lone manatee was seen slowly moving about a Florida beach, but those enjoying the same waters didn't seem to notice.
A manatee that was rescued on Mother’s Day weekend was recently released into Sarasota Bay with her newborn calf.
These manatees were just looking for love this weekend.
A pregnant manatee, injured by boat propellers, was rescued over Mother's Day weekend and has just given birth to a calf.
See Through Canoe captured video of a variety of animals swimming just offshore, including a hammerhead shark and manatees.