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.Ifyou spot amanateein Broward County, email the information to manatee@broward.org or complete a Manatee Sighting Report Form (PDF 30 KB) and return it to the address on the form.

Current Manatee Survey Results - 01/17/17

 
​Location ​# Manatees
North Fork New River 1
New River 1
South Fork New River 12
North New River Canal 0
FPL Cooling Lakes 148
Dania Cutoff Canal 4
Intracoastal Waterway from Port Everglades South 3
FPL Port Cooling Canal 20
Intracoastal Waterway North of Port Everglades 21
Atlantic Ocean 1
TOTAL 211

Historical Manatee Survey Results

2013​​ 2014​ ​​ ​ 2015​ ​​ ​ ​ 2016​ ​
Survey
Date
#Manatees
Survey
Date
#Manatees
Survey
Date
#Manatees Survey Date​ ​#Manatees
01/02/13 470 01/02/14 161 01/07/15 202​​ 01/17/16 ​81
01/09/13 297 01/10/14 232 01/14/15  *cxl ​01/13/16 151​
01/16/13 76 01/16/14 390 01/21/15 369 ​01/20/16 ​623​
01/23/13 67 01/24/14 834 01/28/15 390 ​01/25/16 876
01/30/13 83 01/31/14 *cxl 02/04/15 481 ​02/02/16 ​870
02/06/13 268 02/04/14 339 02/12/15 625 02/12/16​ 880​
02/13/13 51 02/11/14 230 02/16/15 665 ​​02/17/16 ​770
02/20/13 128 02/19/14 312 02/24/15 452 ​02/25/16 ​256​​
02/28/13 20 02/25/14 58 03/13/15 103 ​03/04​/16 245
03/04/13 52 03/04/14 49 03/11/15  24 ​03/11/16 ​49
03/14/13 74 03/13/14 10 03/17/15 15 ​03/18/16 ​17
03/21/13 29 03/19/14 19 03/25/15 13 ​03/23/16 22
03/28/13 26 03/27/14 18 05/12/15 2 04/01/16​​​ ​14
05/07/13 17 03/31/14 22 07/09/15 10 07/28/16 ​7​​
07/24/13 10 04/22/14 3 10/27/15 5 ​10/25/16 ​3
10/29/13 5 07/29/14 10 11/15/15 
*cxl
11/18/16​ ​13
11/21/13 6 11/20/14 10 11/22/15

*cxl

​​11/23/16 ​36
11/26/13 *cxl 11/25/14 31 12/01/15  9 11/30/16​ ​138
12/04/13 19 12/04/14 117 12/10/15  23 12/07/16​ ​234
12/13/13 62 12/10/14 85 12/16/15  38 12/14/16​ ​149
12/18/13 105 12/17/14 319 12/23/15 48 12/20/16​​​ ​*cxl
12/24/13 172 12/23/14 375 12/29/15 63 12/27/16 97
​​12/30/14 484

*flight cancelled due to weather

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