FWC Stepping Up Boat Patrols To Keep Manatees From Being Hit In Tampa Bay
According to the FWC, 89 manatees have been killed due to watercraft this year. 16 manatees have been killed in the Tampa Bay area when they were hit by boats. FWC is going to increase their boat patrols in strategic areas where manatees are known to be. FWC said boaters can help with manatee conservation by wearing polarized sunglasses that help you see better on the water and slow down in shallow grassy areas.