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Current Manatee News Features

Jimmy Buffett: Helping to Protect Manatees for Over 35 Years
Read more and view our new 35th Anniversary public service ad

Watercraft, Algae are Double Whammy for Manatees in 2016
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club's Director of Science and Conservation

Florida’s Algae Blooms: What You Can Do
Read our news feature

Why Save the Manatee Club Is Opposed To Manatee Reclassification At This Time
Learn more and read opinion editorials and letters on this topic

Lawmaker Calling For People To Be Watchful On The Water After Manatee Deaths

Read more and see video at Live5 in South Carolina

Orphaned Manatee Finds Home At SeaWorld Orlando
Read more and see a photo at WFLA News Channel 8

Manatee Sightings In Virginia's Waterways? It's Not Unheard Of!

Read more and see video and photos at WJLA

Sullivan's Island Manatee Struck By Boat

Read more at South Carolina's Post and Courier
Boaters: Get our Manatee Protection Tips

Injured Manatee Recovered Off Ft. Myers Beach
See video at the News-Press
Thank you to all the rescue/rehab staff and volunteers!

Registration Is Now Open: 2016 Springs Summit, Sept 30-Oct 2, Ocala, Florida
Make meaningful springs restoration a reality! SMC is a host organization.

How Septic Tanks May Imperil This Florida Ecosystem
See video at the PBS NewsHour

Boats Killing Manatees At Record Pace

Watch video and read more at 10News, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee Deaths Show Threats to Recovery

Read more in the Gainesville Sun, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

Manatees and Watercraft
Watch our video featuring interviews with experts and actual stories of injured manatees

Brevard Voters To Decide On Tax For Lagoon Cleanup

Read more and see video at Florida Today
Please thank your Brevard County Commissioners for their recent vote and
show your support by pledging to vote for restoring the lagoon.

Manatee Rescue in Key Colony Beach, Florida Keys

Watch video from Florida Keys Television

Missing For A Century, Singapore-Born Manatees Re-Settle In Caribbean

Read more and see photos at Phys.org

FWC Wants More 'Slow Zones' In Collier Waterways
Read more and see video at NBC2 News

ERC Signs Off on Controversial Water Standards
Read more in the Tallahassee Democrat
Click the following link for Save the Manatee Club's comments on proposed revisions to
Florida's human health-based water quality criteria
, which we opposed. Other organizations that
opposed the proposed standards included Sierra Club Florida, Clean Water Network, Riverkeepers,
Surfrider, Earthjustice, ReThink Energy Florida, and a number of local governments.

Why Are Florida's Manatees Dying Again?

Read more in The Christian Science Monitor, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Director of Science and Conservation

Manatee Deaths Occur As Seagrass Losses Continue

Read more at the Daytona Beach News Journal, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Director of Science and Conservation

The Rescue and Release of Leesburg the Manatee
See photos and video

Free Manatee Program Available for Schools
Read our news feature and sign up!

Shadow Spotted In Rudee Inlet Turns Out To Be Manatee Swimming In Virginia Beach

Read more and see a photo at The Virginia-Pilot

Ellie the Manatee Found Dead at 39

Read an article in the Citrus County Chronicle, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Manatee Die-off In Polluted Indian River Lagoon Begins Anew

Read more in the Tampa Bay Times

You Can See Florida'a State-Of-Emergency Level Algae Bloom From Space
See photos at the PBS NewsHour

Brush Up On Good Manatee Manners
Read our press release

Scientists and the Public Support Keeping Manatees' Endangered Status
Read our press release

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

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

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

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

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

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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