Broward County Monitoring Program

aerial view of manateeConducting aerial surveys is one of the most successful ways to determine where manatees are in Broward County. Periodic helicopter flights allow for the greatest flexibility in speed and altitude to survey all tidally influenced waterways between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Broward County encourages residents to watch for and report manatees to the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. If you spot a manatee in Broward County, email the information to manatee@broward.org, complete a Manatee Sighting Report Form (PDF 30 KB) and return it to the address on the form, or use the "I Spy A Manatee" mobile app available for Android and iPhone. Download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Current Manatee Survey Results - 01/17/18

 
​Location ​# Manatees
North Fork New River 0
New River 3
South Fork New River 9
North New River Canal 2
FPL Cooling Lakes 444
Dania Cutoff Canal 10
Intracoastal Waterway from Port Everglades South 10
FPL Port Cooling Canal 272
Intracoastal Waterway North of Port Everglades 9
Atlantic Ocean 0
TOTAL 759

Historical Manatee Survey Results

2014​ ​​ ​ 2015​ ​​ ​ ​ 2016​ ​ 2017​ ​
Survey
Date
#Manatees
Survey
Date
#Manatees Survey Date​ ​#Manatees ​Survey Date​ #Manatees​
01/02/14 161 01/07/15 202​​ 01/17/16 ​81 ​01/05/17 ​132
01/10/14 232 01/14/15  *cxl ​01/13/16 151​ ​01/10/17 ​252
01/16/14 390 01/21/15 369 ​01/20/16 ​623​ ​01/17/17 ​211
01/24/14 834 01/28/15 390 ​01/25/16 876 ​01/23/17 ​234
01/31/14 *cxl 02/04/15 481 ​02/02/16 ​870 ​01/31/17 ​324
02/04/14 339 02/12/15 625 02/12/16​ 880​ ​02/07/17 ​281
02/11/14 230 02/16/15 665 ​​02/17/16 ​770 ​02/16/17 130​​
02/19/14 312 02/24/15 452 ​02/25/16 ​256​​ 02/23/17​ ​39
02/25/14 58 03/13/15 103 ​03/04​/16 245 ​03/02/17​ ​11
03/04/14 49 03/11/15  24 ​03/11/16 ​49 ​03/07/17​​ ​16
03/13/14 10 03/17/15 15 ​03/18/16 ​17 ​03/14/17 ​10
03/19/14 19 03/25/15 13 ​03/23/16 22 ​03/22/17 ​9
03/27/14 18 05/12/15 2 04/01/16​​​ ​14 ​03/29/17 ​13
03/31/14 22 07/09/15 10 07/28/16 ​7​​ 05/09/17​ ​23
04/22/14 3 10/27/15 5 ​10/25/16 ​3 ​08/30/17​ ​7
07/29/14 10 11/15/15 
*cxl
11/18/16​ ​13 ​10/26/17 4​​
​11/20/14 10​ ​11/22/15​ ​*cxl ​11​/23/​16​ ​36 ​​​11​/16/17 ​9
11/25/14 31 12/01/15  9 11/30/16​ ​138 ​11/20/17 11​
12/04/14 117 12/10/15  23 12/07/16​ ​234 ​11/30/17 27​
12/10/14 85 12/16/15  38 12/14/16​ ​149 ​12/06/17 44​
12/17/14 319 12/23/15 48 12/20/16​​​ ​*cxl ​12/12/17 78​
12/23/14 375 12/29/15 63 12/27/16 97 ​12/19/17 385​
​​12/30/14 484

*flight cancelled due to weather

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