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Current Manatee News Features

Free Resources for Manatee Awareness Month
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Think of the Manatees: Record-Breaking Year for Watercraft Mortalities
Read our press release

Jimmy Buffett: Helping to Protect Manatees for Over 35 Years
Read more and view our new 35th Anniversary public service ad

Watercraft, Algae are Double Whammy for Manatees in 2016
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club's Director of Science and Conservation

Florida’s Algae Blooms: What You Can Do
Read our news feature

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

An 800-Pound Pregnant Manatee Has Made Her Way Back To Florida

Learn more and see video from CBS Miami

Wayward Pregnant Manatee Arrives in Florida
Read more and see video at NBC 10 News
Thank you to IFAW, Mystic Aquarium, the U.S. Coast Guard, Army National Guard,
SeaWorld, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission,
and everyone who helped on the rescue, transport, and rehabilitation!

Pocket The Manatee Returns Home After More Than A Year of Rehabilitation

Read more and see photos at WLRN Miami/South Florida

Twin Baby Manatees Rescued After Mother Killed By Boat In Florida Keys
Read more and see photos at Atlanta Journal Constitution

Manatee in Caribbean Repopulation Scheme Dies
Read more at the Bangkok Post

Stranded Manatees Rescued by Huge Team Effort
Watch our video and learn more

Annie Has A New Calf!
See the photos

The Cape Cod Manatee Is Pregnant

Read more in the Boston Globe

It's A Girl! Rescued Manatee Misidentified As Male
Read more and see a photo at The Falmouth Enterprise

Group Finally Rescues Wayward Cape Manatee

Read more and see video of the rescue in the Boston Globe
Many thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, IFAW, the Mystic Aquarium,
and everyone in the Cape Cod stranding network who helped with the rescue!

FWC Rescues Manatees Trapped Inland Since Hurricane Hermine
Watch video and learn more at WCTV

Brevard Leads State With 98 Manatee Deaths
Read more in Waterfront Times

Free Manatee Program Available for Schools
Read our news feature and sign up!

Manatees and Watercraft
Watch our video featuring interviews with experts and actual stories of injured manatees

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

The Rescue and Release of Leesburg the Manatee
See photos and video

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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November 5, 2016
“Wings on the Wind”
Bird Festival
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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November 12, 2016
Indian River Lagoon Day
Front Street Park
Melbourne, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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November 13, 2016
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Cocoa, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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January 14 & 15, 2017
Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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January 28 & 29, 2017
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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