Belize Manatees

Record Number of Manatees Sighted in Belize

Oceanic Society and LightHawk conducted aerial surveys for endangered Antillean manatees at remote Turneffe Atoll, Belize. The two U.S. based nonprofit organizations worked in cooperation with the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI).  Country-wide, a record 507 manatees were documented in Belizean waters in 2012.

This research project has been highlighted by National Geographic, Discovery News, and Huffington Post.

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