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Current Manatee News Features

Busy Boating Season Begins; Be Mindful of Manatees
Read our press release

Officers Plan to Ramp Up Manatee Enforcement In Brevard
Read more in Florida Today
Get manatee protection tips for boaters

Don't Disturb The Manatees During Their 'Relaxed Orgy.'
The Endangered Species Needs Its Private Time

Read more at the Huffington Post, featuring an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
our Director of Science and Conservation

Go Eco-Friendly this Father’s Day – Adopt-A-Manatee®
Read our press release

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

Mama Manatee Gets A Wetsuit For Mother's Day
Read more and see a photo in Florida Today

Rescuers Free Manatee Trapped In Culvert
Read more and see video at the Sun Sentinel
Thank you to FWC staff, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department,
and everyone who assisted on this rescue!

Rescued Manatee 'Looking Good' After Ordeal
Read an update in the Sun Sentinel on the manatee rescued from the culvert

Manatee Returned To Titusville Waters
Read more and see photo and video at Florida Today

Feds Set Summer Manatee Refuge
Read more at the Citrus County Chronicle

Photos Show Startled Manatees In Pinellas County
See more at Bay News 9
If you see a manatee while operating a boat or personal watercraft, remain a safe distance away
-- 50 feet is the suggested minimum. If you want to observe the manatee, cut your motor.
And please remember to look, but don't touch. Get more tips

Rescued Manatee Calf And Mother Reportedly Doing Well
Read more and see photos at WWSB-TV

Five Years After BP Spill, New Rules For Offshore Drilling Aim To Boost Safety
Read an article from The Los Angeles Times, featuring an interview with
Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club's Executive Director

Sea Cows
Read the feature in Alabama Magazine

Port Plan For Rail Line Chugs Ahead
Read more in Florida Today, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club's Director of Science and Conservation

A Curse, Crystal Clear
Read an op-ed in the Citrus County Chronicle by Helen Spivey,
Co-Chair of Save the Manatee Club's Board of Directors

Watch Out For Manatees In Harris Chain
Read more from the Orlando Sentinel
Boaters: Please watch for manatees here and in other areas.
See our manatee protection tips and request our free Boat Safely packet

Agencies Team Up To Protect Manatees From Boaters
Marine Details Increase To Help Protect Endangered Animals

Read more and see video from News 4 Jax

An Earth Day Message
Read an op-ed in the Gainesville Sun

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 22, 2015
Forum to Discuss Current Developments in the Blue Spring Basin
Wayne G. Sanborn
Activity Center
DeLand, FL
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Get more info>>

June 6 & 7, 2015
World Oceans Day
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

June 28, 2015
Seal Day
Marine Mammal Care Center
Fort MacArthur
San Pedro, CA
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

June 25, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Volunteer Mina Reale
Adult Summer Reading Program
Maitland Public Library
Maitland, FL
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, email:
JKubicki@maitlandpl.org

July 17, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Manatee Specialist
Wayne Hartley
Trout Lake Nature Center
Eustis, FL
Begins at 6 p.m.
For more information, email:
tlnc.director@gmail.com

July 18, 2015
Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

July 18, 2015
Mad About Science
Family FunDay
Matheson History Museum
Gainesville, FL
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

September 19, 2015
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Get more info>>

September 26, 2015
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

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.
Get more info>>

October 24, 2015
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

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




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