• 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?

The Everglades Ecosystem provides a home to over 350 documented species of birds. Numerous visitors make the journey to the park every year to see some of our more rare and endangered species.