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Current Manatee News Features

Manatee Spotted in North Carolina
Read more at The Daily News
Please note: Save the Manatee Club asks the public to report sightings of manatees in the
Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico. Go to www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/health/networks.htm

Manatee Spotted Off Coast Of Point Pleasant Beach
Read more at the Asbury Park Press featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

On September 7 – International Manatee Day and Labor Day – Remember the Manatees


Feds Seek To Limit Springs Access
Proposed Regulations Seek To Curtail Swimming, Watercraft In Three Sisters

Read an article in the Citrus County Chronicle featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Cost Of Conservation Concerns Guides
Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle
Thank you to Captain Mike Dunn for encouraging people to using the boardwalk to observe
the manatees at Three Sisters Springs. We appreciate your help and support!

5 Years Later, Stoli The Manatee Returns Home
Read more and see photos at The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Love In The Air As Mating Manatees Canoodle On Lauderdale Beach
Read more and see video at the Sun Sentinel

Jeb Bush Said He Loved Manatees, But Preferred Boaters, Antitax Stance As Governor
Read more in the Tampa Bay Times, featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Indian River Lagoon Sea Grass Recovery Slowly Takes Root
Read more in The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Floridians: Sign the Clean Water Declaration

Record and Report Manatee Sightings
Read our press release

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
Read our press release

Meet A Manatee: Deep Dent
Read our feature article and see photos and video

The Manatees of Blue Spring
Watch our video on YouTube

Manatee Sightings
See recent photos and video of manatees

Remembering Georgia
Read our feature article

Share the Waterways
See our YouTube video

Manatee Sightings
See our photo and video feature

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'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

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


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September 19, 2015
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
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September 26, 2015
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park
at Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2015

Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2015
Paddle Battle
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
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September 26, 2015
Heritage Day Festival
W Melbourne Veterans Memorial Complex
Melbourne, FL
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Cadwell Park
Umatilla, FL
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October 17, 2015
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St. Petersburg, FL
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October 17, 2015
National Wildlife Refuge Day
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Crystal River, FL
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October 24, 2015
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Lubee Bat Conservancy
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October 24, 2015
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November 12, 2015
SMC Presentation
By Dr. Katie Tripp
Port Orange Regional Library
Port Orange, FL
2:00 p.m.
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November 14, 2015
Indian River Lagoon Day
Front Street Park
Melbourne, FL
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Marine Science Center
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November 21, 2015
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Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
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