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Current Manatee News Features

Senator Nelson to USFWS: Maintain Classification As Endangered
Read a letter from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
"...maintain the Florida Manatee's classification as 'endangered,' a classification that is clearly
required under current environmental conditions and the law." Save the Manatee Club
sincerely thanks Senator Nelson for his strong support.

Possible Manatee Status Change Strikes Balance For Supporters, Worries Environmentalists
Read an article in the Daytona Beach News Journal, featuring an interview with
Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Search Intensifies For Orphaned Baby Manatee
Read more at KeysInfoNet. Note: Those who come across the calf should not try to
capture it but should continue to watch it, and call the FWC at 1-888- 404-3922 or #FWC.

Activists Make Superior Case For Amendment 1
Read an editorial in the Citrus County Chronicle

On Manatees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Consider
Cautionary Tale of the Indian River Lagoon
Read an opinion-editorial piece by Nathaniel P. Reed,
former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
and current Vice Chairman of the Everglades Foundation

U.S. Rep. Castor to FWS: Protect the Florida Manatee
Read the press release and signed letter from Representative Castor and members
of the Florida congressional delegation, which lays out a poignant case for stopping
the attempt to downlist manatees. Save the Manatee Club sincerely thanks these
representatives for their strong support.

Manatee Review Should Consider ALL the Facts
Read an op-ed by Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the
Manatee Club

Recovered From Cold Stress, Rizzo The Manatee Returns To Tomoka River In Ormond
Read more in The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Manatee Calf Rescued And Recovering
Read more and see photos at MyFoxOrlando

Alabama's Manatees Back On The Grid
Read more and see photos at AL.com
Adopt a manatee in our Alabama program with partner Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Manatee Adventures Of Lil Joe Lead To Disney
Read an article and see video at the Orlando Sentinel

FWC Could Cut Lagoon Algae Monitoring
Read more in Florida Today

Sign the Floridians' Clean Water Declaration!

The Indian River Lagoon: An Estuary In Distress
Get more information and current lagoon news from
the St. Johns River River Water Management District

Activitists Speak Up At Homosassa Springs
Read an article in the Citrus County Chronicle. Speakers included Bob Graham,
former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator and Katie Tripp, SMC Director of
Science & Conservation

Keep Protecting Manatees
Read a letter to the editor in the Orlando Sentinel
from SMC Executive Director Patrick Rose

Manatees Could Lose Their Endangered Species Status
Read an article in the Los Angeles Times, featuring an interview with
Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Why Kick A Florida Manatee When It's Down?
Read a column by Sue Carlton in the Tampa Bay Times

Keep Manatees On Endangered Species List
Read a guest column in the Herald-Tribune by Dr. James A. Powell,
Executive Director of Sea to Shore Alliance

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

Manatee Rescued From Crab Trap In Allen’s Creek
Read more and see a photo at TBNWeekly.com

The Last Spring: Protecting Florida’s Manatees
Read more and see photos and video at National Geographic

Monday Conversation: Bob Graham -- Still Fighting The Fight
Read an interview with former the Florida Governor, U.S. Senator,
and Save the Manatee Club Co-Founder in the Citrus County Chronicle

Mind The Manatee; Lolling Mammals Still In Charleston Waters
Read more in Post and Courier

Will Manatees Be Taken Off the Endangered List?

Listen to Florida Matters on WUSF with a panel discussion featuring Patrick Rose,
Executive Director for Save the Manatee Club; attorney Christina Martin with the
Pacific Legal Foundation; and Craig Pittman, environmental reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.

Reclassifying Florida Manatees: From 'Endangered'To 'Threatened'

Read more at Aljazeera America, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Don't Weaken Manatee Protections
Read an editorial from the Tampa Bay Times

New Pressure For Manatees
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees May Lose Endangered Status
Read more in the Sun Sentinel, feauring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Groups Disagree On Manatee's Endangered Status
Read more in the News-Press, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Annie Gives Birth To A Calf At Blue Spring!
See video and photos of the mom and calf

Meet A Manatee: Floyd

Manatee Slideshow
See images of the 2013 - 2014 manatee season from photographer David Schrichte

Video: The First Few Weeks of Life
Learn about the first few weeks in the life of a manatee calf at Blue Spring State Park.

Photographer David Schrichte: Documenting The World Of Manatees

Stay Safe, Manatees! Club Offers Boaters Free Banners

FWC Manatee Decals Support Conservation
Read more at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site

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

Family-Friendly Sign Communicates
Important Manatee Message

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Ormond Beach, FL
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Ponce Inlet, FL
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December 13, 2014
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
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