Manatee News


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Current Manatee News Features

Higher Manatee Count Simply Means We Have More to Protect
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

Florida Manatee Count Tallies Record High
Read more in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Activists Urge U.S. Fish And Wildlife To Keep Restrictions In Place For Endangered Manatees
Read more and see a video from WPEC CBS 12, including an interview Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Hop To It! Adopt-A-Manatee For Easter

Read our press release

Run For The Manatees!
Join the Michigan 5K Race. This year, the event includes a Virtual Run so you can
get involved from any location at any time.

Rehabilitated Manatees Returned To Waterways
Read more and see photos at NBC2 News

Rehabilitated Manatee Released To Tampa Bay Waters
Read more and see photos and video from 10 News

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

Rules To Control Crowds Of Swimmers, Manatees In Florida Springs
Read more from Reuters, including a comment by Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Ohio State Team Gives Manatee A Second Act
Read more and see photos and video in The Columbus Dispatch

Orphaned Manatee "Rae" Returned to Sea in Key Largo
Read more and see photos at NBCMiami

Satellite Beach Installs Drain Grate To Stop Manatees
Read more in Florida Today and see photos and video

19 Manatees Rescued From Satellite Beach Drain Pipe

Read more and see photos at Central Florida News 13
SeaWorld Orlando,Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and a host of heroes
worked through the night to get the job done -- often at risk to themselves. Efforts are underway
to secure against it ever happening again. Thank you so much to all the courageous volunteers
and first responders who are always ready to lend a helping hand where it is needed.

SeaWorld San Antonio Transports Rehabilitated Manatee
Via U.S. Coast Guard Plane To Sister Park In Orlando, Florida

Read more from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Floridians Embrace The Big Chill By Watching Manatees

Read more and see video at ABC Action News

Responsible Manatee Viewing


Manatees Gather To Get Warm At FPL Clean Energy Center
Read more and see video at WPBF

Manatees Still Fighting For Survival
Read more in the Toledo Blade, including an interview with
Dr. Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science & Conservation

A Tale of Two Springs: A park that both protects manatees and allows boardwalk viewing
is successful at Blue Spring. The same can be created at Three Sisters. Read more
and see our video!


Meet A Manatee: Lucille

Manatee Sightings

Report Manatees Sighted Outside of Florida

The Rescue Of Creedence And Rev

Meet A Manatee: Whiskers

Manatee Sightings


Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested
Read or listen to the story on NPR, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Senator Nelson to USFWS: Maintain Classification As Endangered
Read a letter from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
"...maintain the Florida Manatee's classification as 'endangered,' a classification that is clearly
required under current environmental conditions and the law." Save the Manatee Club
sincerely thanks Senator Nelson for his strong support.

Possible Manatee Status Change Strikes Balance For Supporters, Worries Environmentalists
Read an article in the Daytona Beach News Journal, featuring an interview with
Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

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

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.

Keep Protecting Manatees
Read a letter to the editor in the Orlando Sentinel
from SMC Executive Director Patrick Rose

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

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

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

New Pressure For Manatees
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

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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March 28, 2015
Florida Springs Festival
Silver Springs State Park
Ocala, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:
Rachel.Fonvielle
@dep.state.fl.us


April 4, 2015
Whale of a Day Celebration
Point Vicente
Interpretive Center
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 4, 2015
Earth Day/Easter Egg Hunt
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 4, 2015
Turtle Fest
Veterans Memoral Park
Flagler Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
seaturtlepatrol@
bellsouth.net

April 7, 2015
Earth Day
Seminole State College
Oviedo Campus
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
flositze@
seminolestate.edu


April 9, 2015
Earth Day Celebration
Valencia College
- East Campus
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Jadamski1@
valenciacollege.edu


April 11, 2015
Earth Day
Sumter Environmental Education Center
Center Hill, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Colleen.habhab-Strickland@sumter.k12.fl.us

April 11, 2015
Miami Riverday Festival
Lummus Park
Miami Beach, FL
1:00 - 6:00 pm.
For more info, email:
Sebastiani.claudia@
yahoo.com

April 11, 2015
Turtle Day
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mbrothers@volusia.org

April 11, 2015
Alligator Lake Spring Festival
Alligator Lake Park
Lake City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
maebrandt@bellsouth.net

April 11, 2015
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 11, 2015
Viera Wetlands Nature Festival
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands
Viera, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 15, 2015
Earth Day
Seminole State College
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
flositze@
seminolestate.edu


April 18, 2015
Discover Wekiva
Katie's Landing State Park
Sanford, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Jadamski1@
valenciacollege.edu


April 18, 2015
Earth Day
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
cabrillomarineaquarium.org

April 18, 2015
Earth Day Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Titusville, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 25, 2015
Central FL Earth Day
Lake Eola Park
Downtown Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

May 16, 2015
12th Annual "Save the Manatee" 5k Run/2 Mile Walk/Mini Manatee Mile
Huron-Clinton
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Harrison Township, MI (You can also run a Virtual Race)
Get more info>>

May 16, 2015
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Ave.
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>



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