Manatee News




Current Manatee News Features

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

Manatees Make Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts
Read our press release

Sign Up for SMC's Livestream Program: Learn About Blue Spring Manatees
with Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley on January 17th

Conservation Connect Live Broadcast: Manatee Migration
Watch a live interactive broadcast about manatee migration
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on January 18th.

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

Florida Boaters Kill Record 98 Manatees This Year, But 2016 Isn't Over Yet
Read more from the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Boat-Related Manatee Deaths Hit New Record In Florida, Volusia
Read more from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, including an interview with 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

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

Free Manatee Program Available For Schools
Read our news feature and sign up!

Chilly Manatees are Hot Stop for Nature Lovers
See video at Fox 13

Ticket to Write | Manatees Benefit From Humans' Unintended Help
Read an article in The Columbus Dispatch

Rescued Jacksonville Manatee Released
Read more and see video from The Florida Times Union

Mother, Baby Manatee Rescued From Cold Melbourne Water

Read more and see video from WFLA News Channel 8

John Lithgow Sings His Catchy Children's Tune 'I'm a Manatee'
See the video at ABC News

Make MFL Rules As Strong As Possible

Read a guest column by Anne Harvey Holbrook, Save the Manatee Club Staff Attorney
in the Citrus County Chronicle

Alligator Swims Peacefully With Manatees at Blue Spring
Watch our webcam video as featured on Fox13

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

Warm Water Discharge Creating Trouble for Manatees?
Read more and see photos in The Post and Courier

Meet Aqua
Read our news feature

A Quest to Save Manatees: A Trip to Manatee Lagoon
Read more and see photos at Boca Magazine

Manatees Released Back Into The Wild Tuesday

Read more and see video from WPBF News 25

Lingering Red Tide Leads To More Fish Kills, Manatee Injuries
Read more at the News Press

Alligator Appears To Ride On Manatee's Back At Florida State Park

See the photo at UPI

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

Stranded Manatees Rescued By Huge Team Effort
Watch our video and learn more

Annie Has A New Calf!
See the photos

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

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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January 17, 2017
Livestream Program:
Learn About Blue Spring Manatees with Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley
10:00 a.m. EST
Sign up to watch the event>>

January 18, 2017
Live Manatee Education Broadcast
Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST
Get more info>>

January 28 & 29, 2017
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 11, 2017
Ocean Treasures &
Sea Glass Symposium
Barrier Island Center
Melbourne Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February, 18, 2017
2nd Annual Wildlife Festival
Lyonia Environmental Center
Deltona, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 18, 2017
Jacksonville Manatee Festival
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 25, 2017
NatureFest
Manatee Observation & Education Center
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 25, 2017
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org

March 18, 2017
Pelican Island
Wildlife Festival
Riverview Park
Sebastian, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 22, 2017
Central FL Earth Day
Lake Eola Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

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

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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