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 - 03/22/18

 
​Location ​# Manatees
North Fork New River 1
New River 3
South Fork New River 1
North New River Canal 0
FPL Cooling Lakes n/a
Dania Cutoff Canal 0
Intracoastal Waterway from Port Everglades South 2
FPL Port Cooling Canal 4
Intracoastal Waterway North of Port Everglades 1
Atlantic Ocean 0
TOTAL 12

Historical Manatee Survey Results

2015​ ​​ ​ ​ 2016​ ​ 2017​ ​ ​ 2018​ ​
Survey
Date
#Manatees Survey Date​ ​#Manatees ​Survey Date​ #Manatees​

​Survey Date​

#Manatees​
01/07/15 202​​ 01/17/16 ​81 01/05/17 ​132 01/04/18​ ​528
01/14/15  *cxl ​01/13/16 151​ 01/10/17 ​252 ​01/08/18 ​767
01/21/15 369 ​01/20/16 ​623​ 01/17/17 ​211 ​01/17/18 ​759
01/28/15 390 ​01/25/16 876 01/23/17 ​234 ​01/25/18 ​721
02/04/15 481 ​02/02/16 ​870 01/31/17 ​324 ​01/30/18 ​688
02/12/15 625 02/12/16​ 880​ 02/07/17 ​281 ​02/07/18 ​350
02/16/15 665 ​​02/17/16 ​770 02/16/17 130​​ ​02/14/18 110​
02/24/15 452 ​02/25/16 ​256​​

02/23/17

​39 ​02/22/18 25​
03/13/15 103 ​03/04​/16 245 03/02/17 ​11 02/28/18​ 11​
03/11/15  24 ​03/11/16 ​49 03/07/17 ​16 ​03/09/18 19​
03/17/15 15 ​03/18/16 ​17 03/14/17 ​10 ​03/14/18 13​
03/25/15 13 ​03/23/16 22 03/22/17 ​9 ​03/22/18 12​​
05/12/15 2 04/01/16​​​ ​14 03/29/17 ​13
07/09/15 10 07/28/16 ​7​​ 05/09/17 ​23
10/27/15 5 ​10/25/16 ​3 08/30/17 ​7
11/15/15 
*cxl
11/18/16​ ​13 10/26/17 4​​
​11/22/15​ ​*cxl ​11​/23/​16​ ​36 11/16/17 ​9
12/01/15  9 11/30/16​ ​138 11/20/17 11​
12/10/15  23 12/07/16​ ​234 11/30/17 27​
12/16/15  38 12/14/16​ ​149 12/06/17 44​
12/23/15 48 12/20/16​​​ ​*cxl 12/12/17 78​
12/29/15 63 12/27/16 97 12/19/17 385​

*flight cancelled due to weather

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