Manatees in South Carolina - Sightings

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

To report a dead or injured manatee in South Carolina please contact the SCDNR hotline at 1-800-922-5431.

Manatees are catalogued according to the presence and location of scar patterns are their body. With your help we can use this information to identify individual manatees. Please email photographs of animals sighted to us at

Manatee Sighting Form

Date of Sighting (MM/DD/YYYY):

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

Animal's Status:   Dead Alive

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

Phone Number:

Number of Manatees:

Size of Animals:

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

Additional Specifics: