Opinion Editorials


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
Date: December 24, 2016

An Open Letter to Florida Boaters
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation
Date: December 15, 2016

Watercraft, Algae are Double Whammy for Manatees in 2016
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation
Date: July 28, 2016

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
Date: March 30, 2016

No Time to Celebrate: Manatees’ Future Far from Certain
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation,
on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to downlist West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened.
Date: January 12, 2016


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
Date: March 23, 2015


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
Date: August 28, 2014

Manatee Review Should Consider ALL the Facts
Date: July 17, 2014

After Record Losses, What’s in Store for Manatees in 2014?
Date: February 11, 2014


This New Year’s, Resolve to Send a Dear John Letter to St. Augustine Grass
Date: October 31, 2013

The Record You Don't Want To Break
Date: October 31, 2013

Record Deaths, Mysterious Mortality — Ongoing Threats Make Manatee Recovery Tenuous
Date: May 9, 2013

Eradication Of Lyngbya Should Include Starving Algae
Date: April 21, 2013

Seagrasses, Manatees, And The Florida Legislature
Date: March 7, 2013


Water Issues – Crucial For Floridians To Be Involved
Date: September 13, 2012

Help Keep Florida’s Manatees Wild – Do Not Disturb
Date: June 5, 2012

Speed Zones Important For Flagler County Manatees
Read an op-ed by SMC's Katie Tripp in the
Daytona Beach News Journal
Date: May 30th

March Is Seagrass Awareness Month
Date: March 1, 2012


Florida's Environment Needs You Now
Date: April 26, 2011

Lend Your Voice to Manatees
Date: January 6, 2011


Protecting Manatees and Florida’s Aquatic Ecosystems:
A High Stakes Game of Jenga
Date: September 2, 2010

Record Cold, Record Deaths … Manatees Need Help
Date: February 23, 2010


Manatee Deaths From Boat Strikes Approach Record:
Club Asks For Boaters’ Urgent Help
Date: December 18, 2009

Save the Manatee Club Encourages Partnership
Date: August 17, 2009

Survey Says: Threats Still Loom for Manatess

Date: January 6, 2009


Recent Confirmation of Manatee's Endangered Status
Should Kill State Downlisting Plans
Date: November 20, 2007

Will Present Level of Manatee Mortality Be Reduced?
Date: January 1, 2007


What's In A Name? A Lot If You're A Manatee!
Date: June 1, 2006


Earth to Florida: Clean Up Your Language!
Read an opinion-editorial piece on downlisting by
by Dr. Daryl Domning, a Howard University professor
and manatee expert
Date: April 21, 2005

State Must Go Back to Drawing Board on
Imperiled Species Listing Criteria

Date: April 28, 2005


Efforts Underway to Weaken Marine Mammal Protection Act
Date: October 27, 2004

Synoptic Surveys Are Only One Part of the Manatee
Population Puzzle: It's Not Just How Many...
Date: February 25, 2004


State's Revenge Tactics Counter-Productive
To Manatee Protection

Date: April 25, 2003

2003 Annual Synoptic Survey Completed
Date: January 29, 2003

Manatee Downlisting: If the Criteria Don't Fit...
Date: January 16, 2003


Adopt Adequate Manatee Protection and Permitting Can Proceed
Date: December 19, 2002