Manatees in South Carolina - Sightings

To report a manatee sighting in South Carolina, please complete and submit the form below.

To report an injured manatee in South Carolina please contact the SCDNR hotline at

Additionally, if scars or recent wounds were observed please download the Scar Form which is in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the file and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.


Instructions are on the form. In Florida, manatees are cataloged according to the presence and location of scars. So with your help, we can use this information to identify individual manatees.


Manatee Sighting Form

Date of Sighting (MM/DD/YYYY):

Time of Sighting (HH:MM AM/PM):

Animal's Status:   Dead Alive

Location  (county):

Location (nearest town):

Location (Latitude/Longitude):
Latitude: Longitude:

River/Water Body:

Direction of Movement  (upriver, downriver):


Remarks (scars, marks, injuries):

Observer's Name:

Contact Email:

Reported By:    Phone Web Site

Home Phone Number:

Work Phone Number:

Number of Manatees:

Size of Animals:

Type of Activity (feeding, resting, swimming, drinking):

Additional Specifics: