Manatee News


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Current Manatee News Features

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.

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

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

Tell The Fish And Wildlife Service To Stand By The Manatee
Please send your comments!

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

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

Speak Up Homosassa Springs Event on September 6th
Join Bob Graham, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator,
and Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science & Conservation, plus
free admission to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park!

International Manatee Day Is September 7th

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

Jacksonville City Council Rejects Money For Manatee Protection
Read more in The Florida Times-Union

Miami Seaquarium Releases Healed Manatee Back Into Wild
Read more and see video at Local10.com

Management Of Springs A Necessity
Read an editorial on Three Sisters Springs, a vital manatee habitat, in the Citrus County Chronicle

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

Manatee Sighting On South Padre Island
Read more in The Monitor

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.

Refuge Contemplates Three Sisters Access
Read more at the Citrus County Chronicle

Orphaned Manatee Calf Rescued From Indian River
Read more and see photos at MyFoxOrlando

New "Be A Hero!" Decals Help To Save Manatees & Sea Turtles
Read more at CBS Miami

Time To Act On Panel's Suggestions

Read more about Three Sisters Springs in the Citrus County Chronicle

Have You Seen This Manatee? Researchers Seek Large Mammal Possibly Headed for Alabama
Read more at AL.com. If you see a tagged manatee in the Port St. Joe or Apalachicola area,
possibly including Lake Wimico, please call the DISL's Manatees Sighting Network at 1-866-493-5803
or Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC

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

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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September 6, 2014
Speak Up Homosassa Springs
feauring Bob Graham, former Florida Governor
and U.S. Senator
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

September 20, 2014
Fall Festival
College of Central Florida
Main Campus
Ocala, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
cooperr@cf.edu

September 20, 2014
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
Get more info>>

September 27, 2014
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
S. Hutchinson Island,
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
SMSeducation@si.edu

September 27, 2014
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park at
Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
naomi.nelson@
cityoforlando.net


October 4, 2014
Blue Spring Water Festival Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 11 & 12, 2014
Patuxent River
Appreciation Days
The Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mccormmj@co.cal.md.us

October 18, 2014
Marine Quest
FWC Fish & Wildlife
Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 19, 2014
Family Fun Day
J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 23-Nov. 2, 2014
Brevard County Fair
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
For hours and
more info, e-mail:
mmorganstowell
@ufl.edu


October 25, 2014
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail: Aggie.Armstrong
@dep.state.fl.us


October 25, 2014
Annual Florida Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 15, 2014
Right Whale Festival
The Seawalk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

December 13, 2014
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




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