Manatees

"Woodstock" was returned to the wild on Tuesday, Jan. 7th 2014.  (Source: CBS4)

Manatees May Soon Lose Endangered Status

As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.

08/29/2014

Manatee and Sea Turtle decals offered by FWC to help pay for research, care, rescues and rehabilitation. (Source: FWC)

New “Be A Hero!” Decals Help To Save Manatees & Sea Turtles

You can help save manatees and sea turtles by purchasing a new decal offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

07/31/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Men Pleaded Guilty To Harassing Manatees

Two men just pleaded guilty to charges related to an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.

03/07/2014

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

Manatee Migration Underway, New Speed Limits For Boaters In Broward

Boaters motoring through Broward’s waterways are being urged to watch out for manatees. The migration season for the endangered species began Friday.

11/17/2013

Three manatees were returned to Florida after rehabilitation in Ohio.  (Video released by: The Conroy Martinez Group)

“Sea Cow Shuffle” Returns Manatees To Florida For Release

Florida now has a few more manatees. However, these aren’t coming from another ocean, they are coming from a couple of aquariums in the Ohio River Valley.

CBS Miami–10/14/2013

A group of four manatees in a mating herd put on quite a show on Pompano Beach Monday afternoon. (Source: CBS4)

Mating Manatees Put On Show On Pompano Beach

A group of four manatees in a mating herd put on quite a show on Pompano Beach Monday afternoon.

07/22/2013

A red tide algae bloom is killing manatees in record numbers this year. (Source: CBS Tampa Bay)

“Red Tide” Killing Manatees In Record Numbers

“This is probably going to be the worst [manatee] die-off in history.” That’s the grim news from Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees Florida’s marine mammal pathology laboratory.

CBS4–03/09/2013

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S. Fla. Boaters Warned To Slow Down For Migrating Manatees

South Florida boaters are being reminded to slow down for migrating manatees.

CBS4–11/15/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Boaters Urged To Slow For Manatees

South Florida boaters are being reminded to take it easy in the Intracoastal Waterway and other inland waters because manatees are still in their yearly migration.

02/19/2012

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Manatees Return To N. Florida Spring After Cleanup Project

The sea cows have returned to a North Florida spring after environmental officials spent nearly $100,000 on a project to coax them in.

CBS4–02/18/2012

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