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Current Manatee News Features

Brush Up on Good Manatee Manners for Memorial Day Weekend
Read our press release

Why Save the Manatee Club Is Opposed To Manatee Reclassification At This Time
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Manatee Experts Raise Concerns About Proposal
To Reclassify Endangered Animal As Threatened

Read more at WMFE

Don't Lessen Manatee Protections
Read an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel

Father's Day Shopping? The Search is Over! Adopt-A-Manatee®
Read our press release

SFWMD Hopes Touchless Manatee Detectors Will Curb Deaths
Read more at TCPalm

FWC Rescues, SeaWorld Rehabilitates Three Manatees; Mother and Calf Included
Read more and see video at Space Coast Daily

Manatee Spotted Near Shell Island
Read more and see video at WJHG

Fort Pierce Manatee Center's Statue Disappears
Read more at TCPalm

Saving A Sea Cow: Officials Release Female Manatee

Thanks to all the rescue staff and volunteers! Read more in the Palatka Daily News

Two-Pronged Strategy For New Boat Speed Zones In Moorings Bay Moves Forward
Read more in the Naples Daily News

Cobia, Manatee Pal Around Off Naples Coast

Watch the video at the Naples Daily News

This Massive Seagrass Die-off Is The Latest Sign We're Failing To Protect The Everglades
Read more in the Washington Post

Cape Coral Gives Manatee Protection Zones a Second Chance
Read more at the News-Press

Manatee Rescue And Recovery In Everglades
Read more in the South Dade NewsLeader

Broken Lagoon: As Fish Die, Dolphin, Pelican And Manatee Deaths Remain Unexplained
Read more and listen to the story at WMFE 90.7
Floridians: Sign the Clean Water Declaration

More Than 22,000 Comment On Proposal To Re-List Manatees As Threatened
Read more in the Tampa Tribune

Sen. Bill Nelson Joins Call To Maintain Manatee Status
Thank you to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, who has sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
strongly opposing the proposal to downlist manatees. Read more in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

U.S. Rep. Castor Opposes Downlisting Of FL Manatee From "Endangered" To "Threatened"
Thank you to Rep. Castor and the members of the U.S. Congressional Delegation who have expressed
concern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to downlist manatees.

Buchanan Files Formal Protest to Manatee "Survival" Plan
Thank you to Rep. Vern Buchanan, who has sent a formal objection letter,
asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw their plan to downlist manatees.

Manatees Remain Endangered Species
Read an editorial in the Ocala Star-Banner

Downgrading Manatee From 'Endangered' Status To 'Threatened' Too Risky
Read an editorial in the Bradenton Herald

Threats to Manatees and Habitat on the Rise: Help Protect Their Future

Read an op-ed by Patrick Rose, Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Manatees May Be Downlisting From Endangered To Threatened
Watch the video from NBC Nightly News featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
SMC Executive Director

Manatee Down-listing Debate Pits Science Against Opinion
Read more at The Tampa Tribune, including comments from manatee scientists such as
Dr. Daryl Domning and Dr. Benjamin Morales as well as Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club's
Director of Science and Conservation

Rare Twin Manatees Sighted In Sarasota Bay
Read more and see video at Fox 13

Boaters Urged To Watch Out For Manatees
Read more and see video at News4Jax

No Time to Celebrate: Manatees' Future Far from Certain
Read our op-ed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to downlist
all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened.

Advocate: Manatees Still at Risk
Read a Q & A with Dr. Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science and Conservation,
in the Orlando Sentinel

Florida's Manatees Are Still In Danger
Read an editorial from the Miami Herald

Two New Manatees Added To Adoption Program
Read our news feature

Remember the Manatees -- Free Public Awareness Materials Available

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
Read our press release

Florida's Vanishing Springs
See a multimedia presentation from the Tampa Bay Times

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