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Current Manatee News Features

Boating this July 4th Weekend? Take Care and Be Manatee Aware
Read our press release

FWC Approves New Manatee Zones For Pinellas
Read more at WTSP 10 News

Florida's Missing Manatee Mystery Continues Times 2
Read more at Gulfport Patch
Anyone seeing a tagged manatee should 1-888-404-FWCC (3922),
*FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or use VHF Channel 16. Burnie is missing
her left flipper and may be in Charlotte or Lee County, and Stokes was last seen
in the Ortega River (near Jacksonville) and was wearing his tracking belt near the
base of his tail.

Mystery Of Burnie The Missing Manatee
Read more and see photos at the News-Press
Anyone seeing a tagged manatee in Charlotte or Lee counties, should 1-888-404-FWCC (3922),
*FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or use VHF Channel 16.

Manatee And Her Calf Released In Sarasota

Read more and see photos at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Thank you to Lowry Park Zoo, Mote Marine Laboratory,
and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and volunteers!

Marine Science Students Tag A Manatee Named 'Eckerd' In Cuba
Read more at Eckerd College News

Scientists Track Manatees Off Georgia Coast
Read more from News4GA

The Race For Manatees -- In Michigan And Around The World
Read our feature article

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
Read our press release

Remembering Georgia
Read our feature article

Share the Waterways
See our YouTube video

Manatee Sightings
See our photo and video feature

FWC: Video Not Enough To ID, Charge Paddleboarders In Manatee Incident

See video and read more on TCPalm
Remember, the best way to protect manatees is to observe them from a distance
-- 50 feet away is recommended. When boating, please cut the motor, and do not drift over them.

Entangled Manatee Released
Read more at the Cape Coral Daily Breeze
To get help for injured manatees, please call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or
*FWC or #FWC on your cellular phone.

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

Sea Cows
Read the feature in Alabama Magazine

Manatees and Alligators: Florida's Odd Couple
Watch our video on YouTube

Meet A Manatee: Paddy Doyle
Read our feature article

Manatee Sightings
See our photo and video feature

Report Manatees Sighted Outside of Florida
Read our 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
Read our press release

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
Read our press release

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July 17, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Manatee Specialist
Wayne Hartley
Trout Lake Nature Center
Eustis, FL
Begins at 6 p.m.
For more information, email:
tlnc.director@gmail.com

July 18, 2015
Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

July 18, 2015
Mad About Science
Family FunDay
Matheson History Museum
Gainesville, FL
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

August 1, 2015
Tampa Yankees Beach Day
George Steinbrenner Field
Tampa, FL
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Get more info>

September 19, 2015

International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Get more info>>

September 26, 2015
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

September 26, 2015
Paddle Battle
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
8:00 a.m. - Noon
For more info, email:
mgibbs@stetson.edu

October 17, 2015
MarineQuest
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 18, 2015
Family Fun Day
"Ding" Darling Days
J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 24, 2015
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Annual Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 24, 2015
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Aggie.Armstrong@
dep.state.fl.us


November 21, 2015
Right Whale Festival
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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