Manatee

Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners conducted a statewide aerial survey in February 2015 to determine a minimum count of manatees in Florida waters. This photo was taken at the Tampa Electric manatee viewing center in Apollo Beach on Feb. 16, 2015.  (Source: FWC)

Wildlife Officials Count Record High Number Of Manatees

There is some good news when it comes to the number of manatees in the state of Florida.

CBS Miami–03/16/2015

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Kayaker’s Manatee Encounter Captured On Camera

Under sunny South Florida skies, a volunteer park ranger at Biscayne National Park had a moment with a manatee—and the encounter was captured on a GoPro.

01/26/2015

Manatees gather in the warm water off near the FPL power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. (CBS4)

Boaters Urged To Slow It Down During Manatee Migration

South Florida is known for attracting “snow birds” but the warm waters off our coastline also attract manatees which means boaters need to slow down and be careful.

11/12/2014

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Counties, DJJ Renew Legal Fight About Detention Costs

A decade into a dispute about how to divvy up the costs of detaining young offenders, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and more than two-dozen counties are digging in for more legal fighting.

07/07/2014

Baby Dolphin born at the Miami Seaquarium on April 11, 2014. (Source: Miami Seaquarium)

Miami Seaquarium Celebrates Baby Boom

There’s a baby boom taking place at South Florida tourist attraction the Miami Seaquarium.

CBS Miami–04/22/2014

February 27, 2014: A manatee named Pilgrim was released back into the wild after 15 months of rehabilitation.  (Credit: Miami Seaquarium)

Pilgrim Settling In South Florida Waters Again

A manatee found injured in 2012 and received help at the Miami Seaquarium was released back into the wild Thursday.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

Pilgrim the Manatee at Miami Seaquarium in 2012.  (Source: Miami Seaquarium)

Manatee Named Pilgrim Will Settle Back Into The Wild

A manatee that was suffering from an injury and received help at the Miami Seaquarium will be released back into the wild.

02/24/2014

Manatees gather in the warm water off near the FPL power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. (CBS4)

Wildlife Officials Encouraged By Manatee Count

State wildlife officials say they are encouraged by the findings of this year’s manatee count. On January 24th and 27th, a team of 20 observers from nine organizations counted 4,831 manatees; 2,317 on the east coast and 2,514 on the west coast,

02/06/2014

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Rescued Manatees Returned To The Wild

A pair manatees rescued from the state’s southwest coast are going home. “Woodstock” was rescued from Port of The Islands, south of Naples, on January 7th, 2011. The adolescent female was orphaned after her mother died during the 2010-2011 winter season.

01/07/2014

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Boaters Need To Slow Down For Migrating Manatees

South Florida is known for attracting “snow birds” but the warm waters off our coast line also attract manatees which means boaters need to slow down and be careful.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

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