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Current Manatee News Features

Think of the Manatees: Record-Breaking Year for Watercraft Mortalities

Jimmy Buffett: Helping to Protect Manatees for Over 35 Years
Read more and view our new 35th Anniversary public service ad

Registration Is Now Open: 2016 Springs Summit, Sept 30-Oct 2, Ocala, Florida
Make meaningful springs restoration a reality! SMC is a host organization.

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

Florida’s Algae Blooms: What You Can Do
Read our news feature

Why Save the Manatee Club Is Opposed To Manatee Reclassification At This Time
Learn more and read opinion editorials and letters on this topic

It's A Girl! Rescued Manatee Misidentified As Male
Read more and see a photo at The Falmouth Enterprise

Group Finally Rescues Wayward Cape Manatee

Read more and see video of the rescue in the Boston Globe
Many thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, IFAW, the Mystic Aquarium,
and everyone in the Cape Cod stranding network who helped with the rescue!

Volunteers Free Manatees Trapped In Crystal River Golf Course Lake After Hermine
Thank you to all the rescue staff and volunteers! Read more and watch a video
from the Tampa Bay Times

Mother and Baby Manatee Rescued From Side of the Road In Hermine Aftermath
Read more and see photos at ABC News

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

Officials Concerned About Roaming Manatee On Cape
Read more and see photos and video at Cape Cod Times

Manatee Wounded By Fish Hook Released Back To Wild
Read more and see photos at News 13

Brevard County Leads Florida In Manatee Deaths
Read more, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp, SMC Director of Science
and Conservation, at Health News Florida

A 350-Pound Mangled Manatee Recovering At Miami Seaquarium

Read more and see photos in the Miami Herald

Manatee At Home In Harwich Harbors

Read more and see a photo in The Cape Cod Chronicle

Strange Visitor From The South (A Manatee) Is Spotted Off Cape Cod
Read more and see a photo at the Boston Globe

Mother Nature At Work: It's Manatee Mating Season
Read more and see video at the News-Press, including an interview with Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

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

The Rescue and Release of Leesburg the Manatee
See photos and video

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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September 23, 2016
Join SMC's Dr. Katie Tripp at the Second Annual
Sh.O.R.E. Symposium
Brannon Civic Center
105 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Get more info>>

September 24, 2016
National Public Lands Day
Bill Frederick Park
at Turkey Lake
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
naomi.nelson@
cityoforlando.net


Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016
Florida Springs Restoration Summit 2016
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
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October 1, 2016
Right Whale Festival
Sea Walk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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October 1, 2016
International Coastal Cleanup
Oceanfront Park
Boynton Beach, FL
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For more info, email:
JeffLev02@gmail.com

October 4, 2016
Alachua Annual Educator Open House
Florida Museum
of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
dbehringer@flmnh.ufl.edu

October 15, 2016
Down to Earth - A Celebration of Natural Florida
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando, FL
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Sandra.Linn@ocfl.net

October 16, 2016
Family Fun Day
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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October 16, 2016
Water Festival
Earl Brown Park &
the Wayne G. Sanborn
Activity Center
Deland, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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October 16, 2016
The Water Festival
Earl Brown Park & the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center
DeLand, FL
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
MarineQuest
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
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


October 22, 2016
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Veterans Memorial Park
at the River Walk
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Harvest Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Titusville, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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November 5, 2016
“Wings on the Wind”
Bird Festival
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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November 12, 2016
Indian River Lagoon Day
Front Street Park
Melbourne, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Jennifer.Thompson
@mlbfl.org


November 12, 2016
Lake Worth LagoonFest
West Palm Beach Waterfront
West Palm Beach, FL
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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November 13, 2016
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Cocoa, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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