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Current Manatee News Features


Flash, Whiskers, Flicker – Which Manatee Should You Give Your Valentine?

Read our press release

Need A Unique Valentine's Day Idea? Adopt A Manatee
Read more from the Orlando Sentinel

CBS Sunday Morning "Moment In Nature" Features Manatees At Blue Spring State Park
Watch and enjoy! Videography by Patrick Rose, Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

Manatees In FL For 45 Million Years Or So
Read a letter to the editor in Florida Today from Dr. Daryl Domning, Secretary
of Save the Manatee Club's Board of Directors and Professor of Anatomy at Howard University

Three Rehabilitated Manatees Released Into Orange River At Manatee Park
Read more in the Bradenton Herald

Lowry Zoo Reaches Manatee Milestone
Read more in the Tampa Tribune

Council Rallies Defenders To Protect Florida Springs
Read more in the Orlando Sentinel
SMC's Dr. Katie Tripp oversees public education efforts for the Council

Sign the Floridians' Clean Water Declaration!

Indian River Lagoon Update
Get information and current lagoon news from
the St. Johns River River Water Management District

Celebrate Manatees In January
Read more about upcoming manatee festivals in the Orlando Sentinel

Responsible Manatee Viewing

Manatee Speed Zones To Be Reviewed In 2015

Read more in the Naples Daily News, featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
SMC Director of Science and Conservation

Second Manatee Rescued From Magnolia River Doing Well
After Being Evacuated To SeaWorld Orlando
Read more and see photos at AL.com

Magnolia River Manatee Rescue
Read more at WKRG News in Mobile, AL
Many thanks to Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Manatee Sighting Network, SeaWorld Orlando,
and all the rescuers!

Marvel At Manatees, But Respect Their Space
Read an editorial in the Tampa Bay Times

Manatee Rescued At Blue Spring State Park
Read more in the Daytona Beach News Journal

Manatees Died In Lower Numbers In 2014
Read more in Florida Today, featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
SMC Director of Science and Conservation

Manatee Found Dead In Waveland Is Alarming For Coast's Aquatic Ecosystem
Read more in Mississippi's Sun Herald

Feds Release New Winter Regulations To Protect Manatees In Three Sisters Springs

Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times

County's Jewel Shines: Flurry Of Activity Around Three Sisters Springs In 2014
Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle

Port Wentworth Manatee Rehabbing At SeaWorld
Read more and see a photo from the Savannah Morning News

New Rules At Three Sisters Springs: Steps Aimed To Protect Chilly Manatees
Read more at the Citrus County Chronicle

Report Manatees Sighted Outside of Florida

The Rescue Of Creedence And Rev

Meet A Manatee: Whiskers

Manatee Sightings


App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

Ad2 Orlando Announces Save The Manatee Club As Pro Bono Campaign Recipient
Read the press release

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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February 18, 2015
Floridians for Clean Water
& Amendment 1 Rally
On the Steps of
the Old Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 21, 2015
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org

February 21, 2015
Orlando Wetlands Festival
Ft. Christmas Park
Christmas, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 28, 2015
NatureFest
Manatee Observation & Education Center
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

March 14, 2015
Pelican Island Wildlife Festival
Riverview Park
Sebastian, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

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 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 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


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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