Manatee Kit

Your adoption supports our wide range of marine conservation work - from advocating for slow-speed zones to reduce manatee collisions with boats, to fighting for the establishment of protected areas where manatees spend the winter.

Photo: Jan Reyniers

Manatee Kit

As low as $25.00
An aquatic relative of the elephant, manatees are famous for their slow-moving beauty. Like other grazing animals, they play an important role in influencing plant growth in the shallow rivers, bays, estuaries, and coastal waters they call home. Unfortunately, waterfront development is damaging habitat and manatees often fall victim to boat strikes.

As Florida’s human population increases and waterfront development continues at a breakneck pace, manatees are losing the habitat they rely on for survival. Development can damage the seagrasses that manatees eat, degrade the quality of the water where they swim and even reduce the availability of warm water from the natural springs that shelter manatees from cold stress during the winter.

Your adoption supports our wide range of marine conservation work - from advocating for slow-speed zones to reduce manatee collisions with boats, to fighting for the establishment of protected areas where manatees spend the winter.