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Current Manatee News Features

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

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

Mama, Baby Manatee Released Back Into Wild
Read more and see photos on Fox 13 News

Recovered Manatee Released
Read more and see video at WPTV-5

Manatees Spotted in Moss Point Bayou, MS
Read more and see video at 7-WDAM

Manatee's Release Goes Off Without A Hitch


With Manatee Mating Season Underway, FWC Wants Public To Give Sea Cows Some Space
Read more at WFSU

Manatee Rescued Off SC Coast Returns For Summer Migration

Read more at Live5 News

Thanks, Colin! St. Petersburg Woman Finds Manatees Munching In Her Back yard
Read more and see video at the Tampa Bay Times
Please enjoy manatees from a distance and report stranded manatees at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922)

Manatee Rescued by FWC, Local Citizens After Being Found In Distress Off Plantation Key
Read more at WPLG - Local 10 News

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

A Beautiful Day for the Manatee 5K

Brush Up On Good Manatee Manners
Read our press release

Newborn Calf at Blue Spring
See photos and video

Manatee Sightings
See photos and video

Meet a Manatee: Lorelei
Read our feature article

Manatee Rescued in December Returns to the Lowcountry

Read more in The Post and Courier

Mandeville Resident Spots Season's First Manatee
Read more and see photos in The Times-Picayune

More Manatees Tracked To Map Movements In Georgia, Assess Health
Read more at the Georgia Aquarium

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

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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