Total Manatee Mortality in Florida
By Year and Cause 1974-2004

YEAR

TOTAL

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

00

01

02

03

04

Watercraft Collisions

1306

3

6

10

13

21

24

16

24

20

15

34

33

33

39

43

50

47

53

38

35

49

42

60

54

66

82

78

81

95

73

69

Flood gate/Canal lock

180

0

1

4

6

9

8

8

2

3

7

3

3

3

5

7

3

3

9

5

5

16

8

10

8

9

15

8

1

5

3

3

Other Human

136

2

1

0

5

1

9

2

4

1

5

1

3

1

2

4

5

4

6

6

6

5

5

0

8

6

8

8

8

9

7

4

Perinatal

1111

0

7

14

9

10

9

13

13

14

18

25

23

27

30

30

38

44

53

48

39

46

56

61

61

53

53

58

62

53

72

72

Cold Stress

285

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

6

9

14

46

1

0

2

4

0

17

4

9

5

14

31

17

45

49

Natural

752

0

1

2

1

3

4

5

9

41

6

24

19

1

10

15

18

21

13

20

22

33

35

101

42

12

37

37

34

59

102

25

Undetermined

1558

2

13

32

80

40

23

19

64

35

30

41

38

45

22

25

40

41

39

46

36

40

55

166

65

76

69

69

108

67

78

54

TOTAL

5328

7

29

62

114

84

77

63

116

114

81

128

119

122

114

133

168

206

174

163

145

193

201

415

242

231

269

272

325

305

380

276

Prepared using 1974-2004 manatee mortality data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Prepared by Save the Manatee Club.