Manatee Mortality in Broward County
Manatee Mortality in Broward County

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.

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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