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Why Save the Manatee Club Is Opposed To Manatee Reclassification At This Time
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Dedicated to the Mom You Love - Adopt-A-Manatee® for Her on Mother's Day
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Cape Coral Gives Manatee Protection Zones a Second Chance
Read more at the News-Press

Get Ready to Run in Michigan's Save the Manatee 5K!
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This Massive Seagrass Die-off Is The Latest Sign We're Failing To Protect The Everglades
Read more in the Washington Post

Manatee Rescue And Recovery In Everglades
Read more in the South Dade NewsLeader

Broken Lagoon: As Fish Die, Dolphin, Pelican And Manatee Deaths Remain Unexplained
Read more and listen to the story at WMFE 90.7
Floridians: Sign the Clean Water Declaration

More Than 22,000 Comment On Proposal To Re-List Manatees As Threatened
Read more in the Tampa Tribune

Sen. Bill Nelson Joins Call To Maintain Manatee Status
Thank you to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, who has sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
strongly opposing the proposal to downlist manatees. Read more in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

U.S. Rep. Castor Opposes Downlisting Of FL Manatee From "Endangered" To "Threatened"
Thank you to Rep. Castor and the members of the U.S. Congressional Delegation who have expressed
concern with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to downlist manatees.

Buchanan Files Formal Protest to Manatee "Survival" Plan
Thank you to Rep. Vern Buchanan, who has sent a formal objection letter,
asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withdraw their plan to downlist manatees.

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

Threats to Manatees and Habitat on the Rise: Help Protect Their Future

Read an op-ed by Patrick Rose, Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club

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

Rare Twin Manatees Sighted In Sarasota Bay
Read more and see video at Fox 13

Boaters Urged To Watch Out For Manatees
Read more and see video at News4Jax

Indian River Lagoon's Decline Triggers Alarms
Read more in the Orlando Sentinel
Floridians: Sign the Clean Water Declaration

Rehabilitated Manatee Released Near Marco Island
Read more in the Naples Daily News

New Boat Speed Zones Kicking In For Sea Cows In Local Waterways
Read more in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, including an interview with
Patrick Rose, SMC Executive Director

No Time to Celebrate: Manatees' Future Far from Certain
Read our op-ed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to downlist
all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened.

Florida Coastal Environments are Collapsing
Read more and see video in the Orlando Sentinel

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

Two New Manatees Added To Adoption Program
Read our news feature

Remember the Manatees -- Free Public Awareness Materials Available

App Alert Designed To Help Manatees
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Florida's Vanishing Springs
See a multimedia presentation from the Tampa Bay Times

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