Report Healthy Manatee Sightings

Use our Manatee Sighting Form if you see a manatee along a river, estuary, canal or coastal area in the southeastern U.S. Your sightings can help provide valuable information to researchers who are tracking manatees. When you spot a manatee, please fill out our simple electronic form below with details about what you observed. We welcome any photos or videos to accompany the form.

Your sighting information is shared with our partners for possible inclusion in the Manatee Individual Photoidentification database (MIPS) and may be used to help identify manatees and track their movement. We appreciate your help with this important information!

Please do not use this form to report injured manatees. Report sick, injured, orphaned, and dead manatees immediately to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-3922. If you are reporting a manatee sighting outside of Florida, please click the following link to get your local agency’s contact information.


Report Manatee Sightings by Mail, Fax, or Email

You can also fill out a pdf sighting form to send by mail, fax, or email. The pdf file below includes fillable form fields and can be filled out electronically. You will need to mark the manatee’s scar locations by hand. We welcome any photos to accompany the form. You can send the sighting forms by mail, fax, or email.

Manatee Sighting Form (pdf)

Please return to or at the address below:

Save the Manatee Club
Attn: Manatee Sighting Reports
317 Wekiva Springs Rd., Suite 100
Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-539-0990
Fax: 407-539-0871