Manatee News




Current Manatee News Features

What Does the Recent Synoptic Survey Count Mean for Manatees?
Watch a video featuring Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club

An Open Letter to Florida Boaters
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

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

See A Video Of Lime, A 3-Week-Old Manatee Calf

2016 A Year Of Record Deaths For Two Of Florida's Iconic Animals

Read more in the Northwest Florida Daily News, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Boats Kill Record Number of Florida Manatees in 2016
Read more from the The Daytona Beach News Journal, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

It's Manatee Season!
Watch our livestreaming webcams and get information on manatee viewing areas,
responsible ecotour operators, and protection tips.

Students Donate Lettuce to SeaWorld's Manatee Rescue Program
Read more and see video and photos at TCPalm

Zoo Celebrates Manatee Care Center Completion with Festival, Ribbon-Cutting
Read more and see photos at News4Jax

Manatee Carcass Washes Ashore Near Hathaway

Read more at the Panama City News Herald

Meet Jemp
Read our news feature and see photos and video

Manatee Sightings
See video of a very large alligator checking out a tagged manatee and more!

The Doctor Is In The Bay: Veterinarians Spend Two Days Checking Health Of Manatees

Read more and see photos at the Citrus County Chronicle

Stranded Manatee Rescued from Deer Point Dam
Read more and see video at WJHG-TV

Snooty's Poolmate Released Back Into The Wild
Read more and see photos at the Bradenton Herald

Orphaned Twin Manatees Rescued from Death Are the Sweetest Stars of the Columbus Zoo
Read more and see photos and video at People.com

Manatee, Calf Rescued From Oldsmar Pond
Read more and see video at WTSP 10 News

Manatees, Sharks Spotted In Warm Water Near Manatee Viewing Center

See video at Fox 13

Severely Injured Manatee Washed Ashore, Dies Over Gasparilla Weekend

Read more and see video at ABC Action News
Warning: Article includes images of a dead manatee.

Manatee Released Into Wild After Treatment For Red Tide

Read more at Fox5

Crystal River Manatee Festival 2017
Read our news feature from Helen Spivey, Co-Chair of the Save the Manatee Club Board of Directors

The Manatee Crisis Isn't Over Yet
Read more in the New York Post

Our View: Seek Smarter Manatee Protections

Read an editorial from The Daytona Beach News Journal, featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

Editorial: Continuing Protections for Manatees, Panthers

Read more in the Tampa Bay Times

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

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

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


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February 25, 2017
NatureFest
Manatee Observation & Education Center
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 25, 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

March 4 & 5, 2017
Florida SpringsFest
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs, FL
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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March 4 & 5, 2017
Grant Seafood Festival
Grant Community Center
Grant, FL
March 4 – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March 5 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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March 4, 2017
Ponce Preserves the Planet
Ponce Preserve
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
azengotita@
ponce-inlet.org


March 14, 2017
Livestream Program:
Learn About Blue Spring Manatees with Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley
10:00 a.m. EST
Get more info>>

March 18, 2017
Pelican Island
Wildlife Festival
Riverview Park
Sebastian, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

March 25, 2017
Nassau County Animal Expo
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
blakwatr@live.com

April 1& 2, 2017
Earth Day -
Party for the Planet
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jade.salamone
@sfcollege.edu

April 6, 2017
Earth Day
Valencia College East Campus
Orlando, FL
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jadamski1@
valenciacollege.edu

April 22, 2017
Central FL Earth Day
Lake Eola Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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April 22, 2017
Annual Earth Day Celebration
Sumter Environmental Education Center
CEMEX Center Hill mine site
Center Hill, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Colleen.Habhab-Strickland@sumter.k12.fl.us

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration
Lake Lotus Park
Altamonte Springs, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 22 & 23, 2017
Viera Wetlands Nature Festival
3658 Charlie Corbeil Way
Viera, FL
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Tonya.Evans@duda.com 

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration
The Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville, FL
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 29, 2017
Spring Fest
Celebrating Earth & Arbor Day
Pioneer Park
Deerfield Beach, FL
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
 
April 29, 2017
Turtle Day
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mbrothers@volusia.org

May 7, 2017
Great American Clean-up
Oceanfront Park, Ocean Ridge
Boynton Beach, FL
8:00 a.m. – Noon
For more info, email:
JeffLev02@gmail.com

May 20, 2017
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
JKMbrooks@comcast.net

May 20, 2017
14th Annual
Save the Manatee 5K Run
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Harrison Township, MI
Sign up for the race or the Virtual 5K!
Get more info and
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