Manatees are frequently the unintentional victims of misinformation.
This often occurs as a result of basic misunderstanding of scientific facts
on manatees or skewed opinions based on unscientific observations (and
perhaps wishful thinking). Many of the arguments persist as "myths" in
some circles. The following addresses some of the more commonplace myths
in the hope that correct information will aid in understanding why current
and proposed restrictions on boating are considered important to save the
Select from our "Manatee Myths" titled
below, and click myth number to read more.