Call Immediately for Help

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

-         What is the approximate size of the manatee?

-         Can you provide a contact number where you can be reached for further information?

After calling the FWC hotline, citizens will be connected to FWC biologists or law enforcement officers who will advise what to do to assist the manatee until trained help arrives.  Closely follow their expert instruction and be prepared to stay on scene to assist the manatee to help ensure a positive outcome.

To learn more about red tide, visit Save the Manatee Club’s website at  Also, visit the FWC website at, for current red tide status across the state.

Get tips from citizens who have assisted in the rescue of a red-tide-affected manatee on the Club’s website at

About Save the Manatee Club

Save the Manatee Club was established in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Bob Graham, to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.  Today, it is the world’s leading manatee conservation organization.  The Club is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness and education; sponsors local and international scientific research and rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; and advocates for the conservation of manatees and their essential habitat based on the best available scientific data.  To find out more about manatees or the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee® program, go to

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