The biggest threat to manatees is a boat. If you are driving a boat in manatee country, please go slower and follow posted speed limits. If you see a manatee, enjoy its beauty from a distance.
If you live in Florida, become part of Save the Manatee’s Manatee Sighting Network. If you live in a coastal area or along a canal or river, you can become a citizen scientist and provide invaluable information to scientists and conservationists studying the manatee. Go to www.savethemanatee.org.
The most important thing you can do to help protect manatees is to invest in their future. Support the work of Atlantis Blue Project, which funds conservation, research, and education projects throughout The Bahamas and rescues, rehabilitates, and returns ill and injured manatees to the wild.