Manatee News


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Current Manatee News Features

After Record Losses, What's in Store for Manatees in 2014?
Read an op-ed by Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science and Conservation

Taking Steps in Michigan to Help Manatees
Read our press release

Manatee Gift Adoptions - A Big Token of Affection for Mother's Day
Read our press release

Dire Year for the Manatee: Death Toll Highest On Record
Read our press release

The Record You Don't Want To Break
Read an op-ed by Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science and Conservation

Save the Manatee Club Launches Petition To Restrict Winter Access To Three Sisters
Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle
Watch the video and sign the petition!

Manatees On The Move
Read more at the News-Press

Risks For Endangered Manatees Heat Up As Weather Gets Warmer
Read more at The Tampa Tribune including a quote from Katie Tripp,
SMC Director of Science and Conservation

FPL Commissions Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center -
Unveils Plans For Innovative Manatee Education Center
Read more at CNBC including a quote by Patrick Rose,
SMC Executive Director

Two New Rehabbing Manatees Join Snooty In Bradenton
Read more at ABC-7 - WWSB

Volusia Adopts Fertilizer Ordinance To Protect Springs, Lagoon
Read more in the Daytona Beach News-Journal

County Votes To Up Stormwater Fees To Aid Lagoon
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

Injured Manatee Rescued From St. Lucie Canal
Read more and see video at WPTV

For Manatees, Danger Lurks In State's Warm Waters
Read more in the Gainesville Sun, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
SMC Executive Director

See A Manatee? Call Promptly
Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico residents and boating communities are asked to
report any sightings of endangered manatees to their local Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

New App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

Photographer David Schrichte: Documenting The World Of Manatees

Meet Margarito: Named In Honor Of Jimmy Buffett's Hit Song

14 Fun Facts About Manatees
Read more at Smithsonian Magazine

Restoration Plan For Manatee Haven Blue Spring Is A First For Florida
Read an article in the Orlando Sentinel featuring an interview with Patrick Rose, SMC Executive Director

Clean Water Requires Collective Effort
Read an editorial in the Daytona Beach News Journal

A Traveling Manatee Pops Up In South Florida

An Advocate For Manatees
Tracy Colson uses her photo and video skills to protect manatees from harassment

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

Twiggy The Manatee Is Released In Belize
Click above to see the tracking maps showing Twiggy's movements.
Twiggy was rescued in 2009 as an orphan in Belize. With the help of SMC, she has
been cared for at the Wildtracks Manatee Rehabilitation Center. The Club is helping
to pay for her tracking equipment and monitoring costs.

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

Family-Friendly Sign Communicates
Important Manatee Message

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April 19, 2014
Earth Day
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Tricia.Fowler@
dep.state.fl.us


April 19, 2014
Turtle Day
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mbrothers@
co.volusia.fl.us


April 19, 2014
Earth Day
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 19 & 20, 2014
Mandarin Art Festival
Mandarin Community Club
Mandarin Road,
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 23, 2014
Meet the Florida Manatee Presentation (Voice)
Second Life, Steelhead Sim (36,29,30)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT
For more info, IM:
CeAire Decosta
(Within Second Life)

April 26, 2014
Marion County
Springs Festival
Silver Springs State Park
Ocala, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 26 & 27, 2014
Zoo Miami
Party for the Planet
Miami, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 26, 2014
Earth Day --
Party for the Planet
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 3, 2014
SMC education table at:
Thunder City Derby Sirens
Volusia County Fairgrounds
Deland, FL
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 9, 2014
Earth Day/National Wetlands Month Celebration
Brooksville Plant
Materials Center
Brooksville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Janet.Grabowski@
fl.usda.gov


May 10, 2014
LPBF Lake Fest
Bucktown Marina
Metaire, LA
Noon to 10:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 10, 2014
Elementary Science Olympiad
University of Central FL
Engineering atrium
Orlando, FL
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Yvonne.fonnett@ucf.edu

May 17, 2014
Hummingbird Festival
Pioneer FL Museum
Dade City, FL
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 17, 2014
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 31, 2014
Oceanfest
Audubon Aquarium
of the Americas
New Orleans, LA
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>



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