Manatee Population Increasing

Published in the August 2009 Issue Published online: Aug 18, 2009

St. Petersburg, Fla. -Florida's manatee population is higher now than at any time since aerial surveys began, according to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Institute (FWRI). In January a team of 21 observers counted 3,807 manatees, more than 500 higher than the previous survey high in 2001. (FWRI)