Five orphaned manatees that have been rehabilitated are back in their natural habitat.
After years of dwindling numbers for Florida manatees, wildlife officials say numbers are bouncing back thanks to continued efforts by the state.
It's great news for two young manatees that were nursed back to health.
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach set a new record for manatees gathered in one area on Monday, January 29.
State Wildlife officials say a young manatee was rescued from the Bayboro Harbor area of St. Petersburg on Friday.
Dozens of manatees delighted families this holiday season as they gathered for warmth at TECO’s Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach.
A paddleboarder in Florida had a whimsical encounter with a manatee during a day out in Ocala.
The Manatee Viewing Center is back open as the sea cows search for warmer water during colder months.
They’re back! As the temperatures begin to drop, manatees start making their way to warmer waters and are gathering at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach.
Deputies have asked citizens to stop calling them about the hoards of flailing manatees in the canals and shorelines of the Gulf Coast communities: "We can assure you they are more than fine."
Protecting the national environment has been instilled in Deputy Jill Constant from an early age. A few weeks ago Constant saved a beached manatee.
The lack of seagrass continues to take a toll on Manatee mortality. So far this year, 321 deaths have been recorded from January to May, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has ended its second winter season of an experimental feeding program aimed at preventing manatee deaths.
This time last year, nearly 400 manatee deaths were reported in Florida. So far in 2023, the state is reporting 140 deaths.
As red tide continues to sit off the Gulf coast, reported three manatees were rescued within a couple of days after they showed signs of exposure to the harmful organism. One sea cow was found near Holmes Beach.
ZooTampa’s Manatee Critical Care Center took in its eighth sea cow in two weeks that showed signs of cold water exposure.
Firefighters in north Florida helped rescue a manatee that became trapped in the mud along the banks of the St. Johns River as the tide went out. "There was a long trail where the manatee attempted to get into deep water, but it just wasn't agile enough to save itself," rescuers said.
The Save the Manatee Club says that have been tracking the mother, Estelle, and her visits to the park since 2019.
The number of manatee deaths dropped from the previous record-breaking year, but with 800 deaths in 2022, experts warn more needs to be done to protect these gentle giants.
The power station uses water from Tampa Bay for cooling and then returns the water, clean and warm, creating a refuge for manatees in cold weather.