5 Threats To Manatees’ Habitats

Boats & Fishing Equipment


Boats and fishing gear collisions often injure manatees, posing serious risks.

Starvation Caused by HAB


Harmful algal blooms (HAB) deplete seagrass, the food source of manatees, leading them to starve.

High-Level Pollution


Pollution from runoff harms manatees and degrades the water quality of their habitats.

Manatee Habitats Temperature


Climate change disrupts water temperatures, impacting manatees' natural habitats and survival.

Human Impacts


Coastal development and habitat destruction displace manatees, threatening their survival.

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