Rescue & Rehab

Hillsborough County deputies working to protect manatees during Gasparilla festivities

Cold weather and water send Tampa Bay's gentle giants in search of warmth. Sometimes, that's where the Hillsborough River flows out, but that's not where manatees want to be when the flotilla arrives Saturday morning. 

SeaWorld Debuts Manatee Rehab Center to Public!

Guests can now go behind the scenes and experience SeaWorld’s Manatee Rescue Facility in actual operation! The guests will learn more about how vulnerable we manatees really are in the wild. Visitors to the facility can see digital medical charts, interactive displays, underwater cameras for viewing, and rescue videos right from SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Team.