Manatee News


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Current Manatee News Features

Record and Report Manatee Sightings
Read our press release

Animals Keep Showing Up In Places Where They Don't Belong. Is It Climate Change?
Read an article in The Washington Post featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
SMC's Director of Science & Conservation

Endangered Manatee Spotted In Delaware River Is A 'Rare Occurrence,' DEP Says
Read more about the most recent sighting in New Jersey in The Trentonian 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

Delaware Gets A Rare Out-Of-State Visitor: A 7-Foot Manatee
Read more and see photos at NPR

Manatee Spotted In The Chesapeake Bay
Read more and see video at the National Aquarium's Water Blog

Rare Tropical Visitor Cruises By Jennette's Pier In Nags Head
Read more and see a photo at The Outer Banks Voice

Boating This Summer? Take Care and Be Manatee Aware

Read our press release

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
Read our press release

Jacksonville Zoo Breaks Ground On First
Manatee Critical-Care Center In Northeast Florida

Read more at the Florida Times-Union

Survey: Floridians Care About Endangered Species, Want To Know More
Read more from the University of Florida News

Discard Monofilament Line Injures, Kills Wildlife
Read more from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Underweight Manatee Calf On The Mend
Get more information and see photos at 10News

Orphaned Manatee Rescued In Palm Coast Receiving Treatment At SeaWorld
Read more and see video at The Daytona Beach News Journal

Mating Manatees Put On Frisky Show On Pompano Beach
Read more and see video from CBS Miami
Please note: It's important to keep a safe distance and do not approach, touch, or disturb mating manatees.
Such disturbance can interfere with breeding activity, which is against the law.

Twin Manatees
See a photo and read more at the Citrus County Chronicle

Mayers Works To Protect Manatees
Read more at Your Observer
Note: Florida shoreline property owners can get a free manatee public awareness waterway sign.
Send your request to education@savethemanatee.org.

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

Family-Friendly Sign Communicates
Important Manatee Message
Read our press release

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August 8, 2015

North Florida Shark Festival
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

August 21, 2015
Rescheduled - SMC Volunteers staff Club’s Education Table
Tampa Yankees
George Steinbrenner Field Tampa, FL
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail: astortz@yankees.com

August 29, 2015
River Ruckus
Riverside Arts Market & St. Johns Riverkeeper
Fuller Warren Bridge
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2015
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 12, 2015
SMC Presentation
By Dr. Katie Tripp
Port Orange Regional Library
Port Orange, FL
2:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:
averdon@volusia.org

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

December 12, 2015
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,
For more info, e-mail:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org




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