WATCH: FWC Advises You to Keep Distance From Manatee Mating Herds in Shallow Waters

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Bystanders that get too close could be seriously injured

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: If you see a manatee mating herd in Florida waters – keep your distance. It’s common to see mating herds in shallow nearshore waters during the spring and summer months. If you encounter a herd it’s important to watch from a distance as these large, strong animals are focused on mating. (FWC video)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – If you see a manatee mating herd in Florida waters – keep your distance.

It’s common to see mating herds in shallow nearshore waters during the spring and summer months and if you encounter a herd, it’s important to watch from a distance as these large, strong animals are focused on mating.

Bystanders that get too close could be seriously injured.

In most cases, the manatees are not stranded, injured or distressed, and the public should not try to approach or assist the animals in any way.

If a manatee does appear to be injured, stranded or dead, please call Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922 press “7” to speak with an operator.

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