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Indian River Lagoon

  • So far this year, state wildlife officials have recorded 83 deaths across the state through Feb. 9. That figure roughly tracks the number of deaths from the same period last year but is significantly better than 2021 or 2022, when more than 200 manatees died during the same period of about five weeks. Overall, Florida averages more than 700 deaths per year.
  •  Save the Manatee Club engages in manatee rescue, rehabilitation and release back into the wild. (
    Save the Manatee Club
    Nutrient buildup from runoff, increased development and septic systems have led to harmful algal blooms in Indian River Lagoon. These blooms then decimate the seagrass, which is the manatee’s food source.