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Current Manatee News Features

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

Spring Brings Close Encounters Between Manatees And Boaters
Read more at Fox 4

Hurray for Moms and Manatees!
Read our press release

Video: Coast Guard Gives Rescued Manatee A Lift Home
Read more and see the video at the Navy Times Scoop Deck

Rare Sightings: Manatees Spotted In Lake County Lakes
Read more and see video from WFTV
Boaters: Please watch for manatees here and in other areas.
See our manatee protection tips and request our free Boat Safely packet

Streak The Manatee Released At Blue Spring After 3-Month Recuperation
Read more and see video in The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Coalition Appeals DEP Rules
Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle

Florida Manatee Count Tallies Record High
Read more in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Record Number Of Endangered Manatees Spotted In Florida's Annual Count
Read more in the Christian Science Monitor, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Run For The Manatees!
Join the Michigan 5K Race. This year, the event includes a Virtual Run so you can
get involved from any location at any time.

Alabama's First-Ever Successfully Rescued Manatee Rehabilitated, Released In Florida
Read more and see photos at AL.com

Activists Urge U.S. Fish And Wildlife To Keep Restrictions In Place For Endangered Manatees
Read more and see a video from WPEC CBS 12, including an interview Patrick Rose,
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

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

Meet A Manatee: Paddy Doyle

Manatee Sightings

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees

A Tale of Two Springs: A park that both protects manatees and allows boardwalk viewing
is successful at Blue Spring. The same can be created at Three Sisters. Read more
and see our video!


Meet A Manatee: Lucille

Manatee Sightings

Report Manatees Sighted Outside of Florida

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

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

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May 16, 2015
12th Annual "Save the Manatee" 5k Run/2 Mile Walk/Mini Manatee Mile
Huron-Clinton
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Harrison Township, MI (You can also run a Virtual Race)
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May 16, 2015
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Ave.
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
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May 22, 2015
Forum to Discuss Current Developments in the Blue Spring Basin
Wayne G. Sanborn
Activity Center
DeLand, FL
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Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
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