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Current Manatee News Features

Watercraft, Algae are Double Whammy for Manatees in 2016
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club's Director of Science and Conservation

Manatee Deaths Show Threats to Recovery

Read more in the Gainesville Sun, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

ERC Signs Off on Controversial Water Standards
Read more in the Tallahassee Democrat
Click the following link for Save the Manatee Club's comments on proposed revisions to
Florida's human health-based water quality criteria
, which we opposed. Other organizations that
opposed the proposed standards included Sierra Club Florida, Clean Water Network, Riverkeepers,
Surfrider, Earthjustice, ReThink Energy Florida, and a number of local governments.

Florida’s Algae Blooms: What You Can Do
Read our news feature

Why Are Florida's Manatees Dying Again?

Read more in The Christian Science Monitor, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Director of Science and Conservation

Manatee Deaths Occur As Seagrass Losses Continue

Read more at the Daytona Beach News Journal, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Director of Science and Conservation

Ellie the Manatee Found Dead at 39

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

SeaWorld Orlando Cares for 2-Week-Old Orphaned Manatee

Read more and see video at WKMG

Mating Manatees Spotted in Sarasota's Big Pass
Read more and watch the video at Patch.com. Special thanks to Sarasota Police Marine Patrol
Officer Maszak who worked to make sure the mating herd made it through the pass
and into Sarasota Bay safely. Remember to observe manatees from a distance!

Manatee Die-off In Polluted Indian River Lagoon Begins Anew

Read more in the Tampa Bay Times

You Can See Florida'a State-Of-Emergency Level Algae Bloom From Space
See photos at the PBS NewsHour

Manatee Surprises Anglers at Bonner Bridge
Read more and see video at The Outer Banks Voice

Singapore Manatees Headed to Caribbean for World-First Repopulation Programme
Read more and see video at Channel News Asia

Boaters Should Protect Manatees

Read a letter to the editor in the Miami Herald from Dr. Katie Tripp,
Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club

Manatees and Watercraft,
Watch our new video featuring interviews with experts and actual stories of injured manatees

Brush Up On Good Manatee Manners
Read our press release

Scientists and the Public Support Keeping Manatees' Endangered Status
Read our press release

Why Save the Manatee Club Is Opposed To Manatee Reclassification At This Time
Learn more and read opinion editorials and letters on this topic

Manatee Pays Visit On Northern Trek
Read more at the Carteret News-Times in North Carolina

Manatee Calf Named For 'Star Wars' Character Released Near St. Petersburg After Rehab
Read more and see video at the Tampa Bay Times

Record Number of Local Manatee Sightings
Read more and see video at Local 15 in Mobile, Alabama
Get more information on DISL's Manatee Sighting Network: how to report a manatee in Alabama and
pre-purchase the new Alabama manatee sighting network license plate.

Manatee Research Ongoing Off Cumberland Coast
Read more at The News
Anyone who sees a tagged manatee in Georgia is asked to report it to Georgia DNR
by calling 1-800-2-SAVE-ME (800-272-8363).

Dead Manatee Found In Stuart

Read more at TC Palm

Manatee Sighted At Wrightsville Beach

Read more at Lumina News

Manatee Experts Raise Concerns About Proposal
To Reclassify Endangered Animal As Threatened

Read more at WMFE

Don't Lessen Manatee Protections
Read an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel

A Beautiful Day for the Manatee 5K

Newborn Calf at Blue Spring
See photos and video

Manatee Sightings
See photos and video

Meet a Manatee: Lorelei
Read our feature article

More Than 22,000 Comment On Proposal To Re-List Manatees As Threatened
Read more in the Tampa Tribune

Manatees Remain Endangered Species
Read an editorial in the Ocala Star-Banner

Downgrading Manatee From 'Endangered' Status To 'Threatened' Too Risky
Read an editorial in the Bradenton Herald

Manatees May Be Downlisting From Endangered To Threatened
Watch the video from NBC Nightly News featuring an interview with Patrick Rose,
SMC Executive Director

Manatee Down-listing Debate Pits Science Against Opinion
Read more at The Tampa Tribune, including comments from manatee scientists such as
Dr. Daryl Domning and Dr. Benjamin Morales as well as Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club's
Director of Science and Conservation

Advocate: Manatees Still at Risk
Read a Q & A with Dr. Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science and Conservation,
in the Orlando Sentinel

Florida's Manatees Are Still In Danger
Read an editorial from the Miami Herald

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
Read our press release

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


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