Manatee Rehabilitation at the Miami Seaquarium

The History

Miami Seaquarium® is committed to wildlife conservation and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of distressed marine animals. This commitment began even before the park first opened its doors. In July 1955, the park’s conservation work began when Mamie, a three-week-old, 47-pound manatee was rescued after being injured. Since 1955, Miami Seaquarium has rehabbed over 500 manatees back to health to be released back to their homes. 


Miami Seaquarium® is a holding facility for manatees undergoing rehabilitation from one of Florida’s critical care facilities. The park’s highly trained animal care team includes divers, veterinarians and animal caretakers who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for and rescue these animals. The dedicated staff provides continuous care and helps nurses them back to health. Today, Miami Seaquarium® is at the forefront of manatee rescue and rehabilitation techniques.


Help the Miami Seaquarium’s conservation efforts by making a donation to the Manatee Rehabilitation program at the Miami Seaquarium. When you make a donation you are providing them with basic nutrition and health care necessities. Manatees are herbivores that spend 8-10 hours a day eating, the manatees at the Miami Seaquarium eat around 150-pounds of lettuce a day.

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Manatee Bricks

For a donation of $100, a brick, customized to the donor’s instructions, will become a permanent part of the Miami Seaquarium’s landscape.

Memorial Bench

For a donation of $500, a plaque, customized according to the donor’s instructions, can be placed on a bench at the Seaquarium. Placing a NEW bench with a plaque at the Miami Seaquarium when you make a donation of $1,600 or more.

Manatee Rescue Release

To learn more contact the Miami Seaquarium at:

Education Department

Taylor Worley

305.361.5705 Ext: 207

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