Manatee News




Current Manatee News Features

What Does the Recent Synoptic Survey Count Mean for Manatees?
Watch a video featuring Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club

An Open Letter to Florida Boaters
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

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

Think Beyond the Bunny This Easter - Adopt-A-Manatee®

Read our press release

Troubled Waters Documentary
Screening and panel discussions on March 29th in Palatka and April 14th in Gainesville, Florida.
Thanks to our friends at St. Johns Riverkeeper for their excellent documentary.

2016 A Year Of Record Deaths For Two Of Florida's Iconic Animals

Read more in the Northwest Florida Daily News, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Boats Kill Record Number of Florida Manatees in 2016
Read more from the The Daytona Beach News Journal, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

It's Manatee Season!
Watch our livestreaming webcams and get information on manatee viewing areas,
responsible ecotour operators, and protection tips.

Manatee Body Hair Is Really, Really Sensitive, Scientists Say
Read more at Sarasota Herald-Tribune

TECO Manatee Viewing Center Turns 30
Read more and see photos at Fox 13

Snooty The Manatee Goes Solo As 'Roommate' Is Returned To The Wild
Read more at the Bradenton Herald

Blanche The Manatee Is Released In Port St. John

Read more and see video at Florida Today

From Snooty The Manatee To April The Giraffe, Animal Webcams Still Thrill Millions

See more at News 13

Orphaned Manatee 'Mudpie' Returns To The Wild Nearly 3 Years Later

Read more at WSVN-TV

Meet Jemp
Read our news feature and see photos and video

Manatee Sightings
See video of a very large alligator checking out a tagged manatee and more!

The Manatee Crisis Isn't Over Yet
Read more in the New York Post

Our View: Seek Smarter Manatee Protections

Read an editorial from The Daytona Beach News Journal, featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

Editorial: Continuing Protections for Manatees, Panthers

Read more in the Tampa Bay Times

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

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

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

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

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


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March 25, 2017
Nassau County Animal Expo
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
blakwatr@live.com

March 29, 2017
Troubled Waters
Documentary Screening
and Discussion
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Palatka, FL
Get more info>>

April 1, 2017
Lagoonacy
Marine Discovery Center
New Smyrna Beach, FL
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 1& 2, 2017
Earth Day -
Party for the Planet
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jade.salamone
@sfcollege.edu

April 6, 2017
Earth Day
Valencia College East Campus
Orlando, FL
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jadamski1@
valenciacollege.edu

April 8, 2017
"We Love Manatees" Program
Guest speakers - SMC Volunteers Deb & Doug Brown
Tomoka State Park's Recreation Hall
Ormond Beach, FL
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 14, 2017
Troubled Waters
Documentary Screening
and Panel Discussion
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Gainesville, FL
Get more info>>

April 22, 2017
Central FL Earth Day
Lake Eola Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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April 22, 2017
Annual Earth Day Celebration
Sumter Environmental Education Center
CEMEX Center Hill mine site
Center Hill, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Colleen.Habhab-Strickland@sumter.k12.fl.us

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration
Lake Lotus Park
Altamonte Springs, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 22 & 23, 2017
Viera Wetlands Nature Festival
3658 Charlie Corbeil Way
Viera, FL
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Tonya.Evans@duda.com

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Celebration
The Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville, FL
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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April 23, 2017
NOW! on Earth Fest
North FL Coastal Caretakers
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
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April 29, 2017
Spring Fest
Celebrating Earth & Arbor Day
Pioneer Park
Deerfield Beach, FL
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 29, 2017
Turtle Day
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
mbrothers@volusia.org

May 6, 2016
Kids Fishing Tournament
Merritt Island Elks Lodge
Cruise Terminal 3
Port Canaveral, FL
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Get more info>

May 6, 2017
International Coastal Clean-up
Oceanfront Park
in Ocean Ridge
Boynton Beach, FL
8:00 a.m. - Noon
For more info, email:
JeffLev02@gmail.com

May 20, 2017
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
JKMbrooks@comcast.net

May 20, 2017
14th Annual
Save the Manatee 5K Run
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Harrison Township, MI
Sign up for the race or the Virtual 5K!
Get more info and
register>>





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