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Current Manatee News Features

Get Help For Injured Or Stranded Manatees
If you encounter a stranded, injured or dead manatee, please do not attempt to handle
it on your own. Call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922
or text/email Tip@MyFWC.com.

Opposition To Manatee Downlisting

Downlisting the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened is premature,
and scientists invited by the FWS to peer review their proposal opposed downlisting the species.

Oh, What Fun It Is To Give A Manatee!
Read our press release

Wildlife Park Welcomes Back Betsy The Manatee
Our adoptee returns! Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle

Manatees and Hurricanes
Watch our video

Super Women for 2017
Congratulations to Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club's Multimedia Specialist,
who was recently honored by Orlando Family Magazine

Skype in the Classroom
Lessons are available from younger audiences to high school students.

Manatee Sightings
See photos and video

Responsible Paddling Near Manatees
Watch our video.

Columbus Zoo Welcomes 18-Month-Old Manatee
Read more and see photos at WCMH-TV

Rebellion the Manatee Released into Key Largo Bay; First Since Hurricane Irma

Read more and see video at the Miami Herald

Free Manatee Materials for Florida Boaters
Read our press release

Stranded Manatee Rescued Near Pine Island
Read more in the Hernando Sun

Baby Manatee Stranded On Lovers Key Rescued, Transported To SeaWorld
Read more at the News-Press

Manatee Released Into Wild After Undergoing Treatment At Miami Seaquarium
Read more and see video at ABC Local10 News

Tears Flow At Museum Tribute To Snooty At Bradenton's South Florida Museum

Read more and see photos in the Bradenton Herald

Manatees Rescued From Melbourne Pond After Being Trapped By Hurricane Irma
Read more and see photos and video at Florida Today
Thank you to FWC, SeaWorld, Brevard Zoo, University of Florida, Melbourne police, and all rescuers!

SeaWorld Treats Baby Manatee Believed to Have Been Orphaned by Irma
Read more and see photos at Fox 35

Two Manatees Temporarily Stranded By Extremely Low Tide
Read more at the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Thank you to
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, FWC staff, and all rescuers!

Are You Worried About How Manatees Will Survive This Hurricane? Us, Too!
Read more from Creative Loafing, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

In Danger On the Water
See our new video that focuses on the dangers manatee face from watercraft collisions.

Manatee Sightings
See recent photos and video

Manatees in Alabama
Tag along as we visit Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Manatee Sighting Network and learn more
about SMC's collaboration with them.

Epilogue: Snooty, 69, A Breed Apart From Other Manatees
Read more in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Articles About The Manatee Reclassification:

No Longer Endangered, Florida Manatees May Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

See the video at CBS This Morning, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee Expert: Conservation Efforts Must Continue
See more at Fox 13

Florida Congressmen Ask Interior Secretary To Reverse Manatee Decision
Read more at the Palm Beach Post

Manatees No Longer Classified As An Endangered Species, But Still A Threatened One
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees Escape The Endangered List - But Maybe Too Soon

Read an article from NPR, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed As Endangered. Should We Celebrate or Fret?
Read an article from the Washington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Decision Puts Manatees In Danger
Learn why the decision to downlist manatees is not a good one and what you can do.
Watch our video

It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed As Endangered
Read an article from the CNN, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed as Endangered - But Don't Celebrate Just Yet
Read an article in the Huffington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Rebounding Florida Manatee No Longer An 'Endangered' Species
Read an article in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

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


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October 21, 2017
2nd Annual Harvest Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Titusville, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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October 21, 2017
Florida Wildlife Festival
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Umatilla, FL
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October 21, 2017
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Annual Open House
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
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St. Petersburg, FL
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October 28, 2017
Central Florida Veg Fest
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Orlando, FL
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October 29, 2017

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Seawalk Pavillion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Marine Science Center
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Nov. 10-12, 2017

Rootfire at The Park
A Music & Lifestyle Festival
Riverfront Park
Cocoa, FL
Nov. 10 -
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 - Noon - 11:00 p.m.
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November 19, 2017
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park
Cocoa Village, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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November 25, 2017
“Manatee Adoption Day”
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:
Susan.Strawbridge
@dep.state.fl.us 

December 2, 2017
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org 

December 2, 2017
Ocean Reef Beach Festival
Pelican Beach Park
Satellite Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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January 13 & 14, 2018

Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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January 27 & 28, 2018
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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February 10, 2018
Kid-A-Palooza –
Big Time Fun Event!
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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February 17, 2018
Ocean Treasures &
Sea Glass Symposium
Barrier Island Center
Melbourne Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Joy.Winet@brevardfl.gov

March 10 & 11, 2018
Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts
E.G. Simmons Park
Ruskin, FL
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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