619 Manatees Killed in 2020


Those are the official numbers from Florida Fish and Wildlife, which includes 68 deaths in Lee County, second behind only Brevard County which had 163 deaths. In Lee County, 7 of the 68 were killed by watercraft. Check out the report, which lists every county, HERE.


  1. Yet, every day at our pool which overlooks the FMB back bay, the boats go speeding-by clearly in violation of the now posted no-wake speed limits. As with anything else in life, laws are useless unless they are enforced.
    The Lee County Sheriff’s Department should consider posting more police boats in the back bay area to start ticketing these scofflaw idiots, especially during the holidays.

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