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The Florida manatee is listed as “threatened” by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service lists eight categories of manatee death: watercraft, flood gate/canal lock, other human related, perinatal, cold stress, other natural, undetermined and verified/not recovered. For more information on these categories, visit the FWC Manatee Web Site.

2017 - 13 mortalities

Six were watercraft-related, one was natural, and six were undetermined.

2016 - 18 mortalities

Five were watercraft-related, one was perinatal, four were natural, and eight were undetermined.

2015 - 13 mortalities

One was watercraft-related, one was flood gate/canal lock, one was perinatal, two were cold stress, one was natural, and seven were undetermined.

2014 - 7 mortalities

Two were watercraft-related, one was perinatal, and four were undetermined.

2013 - 16 mortalities

Two were watercraft-related, one was flood gate/canal lock, one was perinatal, one was cold stress, and eleven were undetermined.

2012 - 15 mortalities

Three were watercraft-related, one was flood gate/canal lock, three were perinatal, one was cold stress, one was natural, and six were undetermined. 

 

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