Manatee News




Current Manatee News Features

Opposition To Manatee Downlisting
Downlisting the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened is premature,
and scientists invited by the FWS to peer review their proposal opposed downlisting the species.

Can This Device Warn Manatees About Boats? Scientists Doubt It.
Learn more at the Tampa Bay Times

Sen. Bill Nelson Aims To Provide More Protection For Florida Manatees
Read more in the Bradenton Herald

Wildlife Biologists Attempt To Rescue Injured, Floating Manatee
Learn more at Fox 35
If you spot an injured manatee, please call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922), *FWC or #FWC on your cellular phone
or send a text message to Tip@MyFWC.com. You can also use VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio.

In Danger On the Water
See our new video that focuses on the dangers manatee face from watercraft collisions.

Manatee Sightings
See recent photos and video

Manatees in Alabama
Tag along as we visit Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Manatee Sighting Network and learn more
about SMC's collaboration with them.

Epilogue: Snooty, 69, A Breed Apart From Other Manatees
Read more in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Museum Creates Memorial And Invites Outside Review of Snooty's Death
Read more in the Sarasota Herald Tribune

Snooty, The World's Oldest Captive Manatee, Dies In Florida
Read more at CNN
We were saddened to hear about the death of Snooty, the world's oldest manatee in captivity,
and offer our sympathies to the staff and friends of the South Florida Museum
and appreciation for what Snooty meant to the cause of manatee awareness.

Look, But Don't Touch Protected Manatees, Says South Carolina DNR

Read more in The Post and Courier
Get more manatee protection tips and a free brochure

Florida Unveils New Manatee, Sea Turtle Decals To Raise Money To Protect Species
Read more and see photos at the Orlando Sentinel

Manatee Mother, Calf Survive Boat Strike

See photos and video at Fox 13 News

Free Manatee Materials Available for Florida Boaters

Read our press release

'Manatee Man' Counts Sea Cows at Blue Spring State Park
Congratulations to Save the Manatee Club's Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley,
who recently won WKMG's "Getting Results" award. Watch the video.

No Longer Endangered, Florida Manatees May Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

See the video at CBS This Morning, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee Expert: Conservation Efforts Must Continue
See more at Fox 13

Florida Congressmen Ask Interior Secretary To Reverse Manatee Decision
Read more at the Palm Beach Post

Manatees No Longer Classified As An Endangered Species, But Still A Threatened One
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees Escape The Endangered List - But Maybe Too Soon

Read an article from NPR, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed As Endangered. Should We Celebrate or Fret?
Read an article from the Washington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Decision Puts Manatees In Danger
Learn why the decision to downlist manatees is not a good one and what you can do.
Watch our video

It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed As Endangered
Read an article from the CNN, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed as Endangered - But Don't Celebrate Just Yet
Read an article in the Huffington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Rebounding Florida Manatee No Longer An 'Endangered' Species
Read an article in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

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


Get More Manatee News!

Join us on:

Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram


. Upcoming Events .
.


August 26, 2017
Volunteer Fair
Seminole County
Public Library
Casselberry, FL
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

September 16, 2017
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Find a clean up
site near you>>


September 16, 2017
Natural History Day
Museum of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

Sept 30 & Oct. 1, 2017
St. Johns River Bartram Frolic
The Bartram Trail
in Putnam County
Palatka, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 4, 2017
Alachua Annual Educator Open House
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
dmilner@flmnh.ufl.edu

October 14, 2017
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Veterans Memorial Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 15, 2017
Family Fun Day
J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 21, 2017
Florida Wildlife Festival
Cadwell Park
Umatilla, FL
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 21, 2017
MarineQuest
Annual Open House
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Free admission
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 28, 2017
Central Florida Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 29, 2017

Right Whale Festival
Seawalk Pavillion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 4, 2017
West Melbourne
Heritage Day Festival
Veterans Memorial Complex
Melbourne, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 4, 2017
"Wings on the Wind"
Bird Festival
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, contact:
mbrothers@volusia.org

November 19, 2017
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park
Cocoa Village, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 25, 2017
“Manatee Adoption Day”
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:
Susan.Strawbridge
@dep.state.fl.us 

December 2, 2017
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 

December 2, 2017
Ocean Reef Beach Festival
Pelican Beach Park
Satellite Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
Facebook>>

January 13 & 14, 2018

Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Watch for updated
info here >>


January 27 & 28, 2018
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Watch for updated
info here >>


February 10, 2018
Kid-A-Palooza –
Big Time Fun Event!
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
 
March 10 & 11, 2018
Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts
E.G. Simmons Park
Ruskin, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>



.