• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

West Indian Manatee Research

Everglades National Park monitors manatees by tagging them and tracking them through aerial surveys. In 2005, scientists observed 176 adults and 7 calves in park waters. The surveys revealed that manatees frequently enter tidal creeks to obtain freshwater for drinking and refuge during cold weather. Park scientists also evaluate manatee health by capturing individuals and taking biological samples for laboratory study.
 
Cover of Manatee Administration Report

Review and Synthesis of Manatee Data in Everglades National Park, 2006
Bradley M. Stith, Daniel H. Slone, and
James P. Reid
PDF, 5.3 MB

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Everglades National Park hosts nearly 15,000 students every year on a variety of ranger-guided tours, e-field trips and special events. We look forward to seeing your class soon!