Report Manatee Sightings

Use our Manatee Sighting Form if you live along a river, estuary, canal or coastal area in Florida. You can help provide valuable information to researchers who are tracking manatees. When you spot a manatee, please fill out our simple electronic form below. We welcome any photos or videos to accompany the form.

Your sighting information is shared with our partners for possible inclusion in the statewide 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. Click the following link to get more info on reporting injured manatees.


Manatee Sighting Form

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    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
    533 Versailles Dr, Suite 100
    Maitland, FL 32751
    Phone: 407-539-0990
    Fax: 407-539-0871