Archive: Press Releases


Club’s Live Manatee Webcams “Wow” Viewers — Check Out

Date: November 20, 2012

Celebrating a Florida Treasure — It’s Manatee Awareness Month!
Date: November 1, 2012

Spare a Little Care This Holiday Season – Adopt-A-Manatee®
Date: October 4, 2012

New Manatee Message From Jimmy Buffett
Date: September 27, 2012

Help Make it a Safe Labor Day Weekend For All, Including Manatees
Date: August 21, 2012

This July 4th, Help a Manatee — Club Offers Public
Awareness Banners and Decals, Free

Date: June 8, 2012

Big Gifts for Best Dads, Everywhere!
Date: May 15, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Manatee Reminder —
All Eyes On The Water

Date: May 10, 2012

Put Your Best Foot Forward At Manatee 5K
Date: April 19, 2012

Want Smiles this Mothers Day? Adopt-A-Manatee®
Date: April 13, 2012

Squeaky, Rocket & Annie –
Club’s Adoption Program Adds New Manatees
Date: April 12, 2011

In The Spotlight Throughout March: Seagrasses
Date: March 1, 2012

Overflow That Easter Basket With A Florida Manatee
Date: February 17, 2012

Club’s Live Manatee Webcams Debut Today
At Florida State Park

Date: January 17, 2012

A Valentine's Day Worth Remembering...
Adopt A Real Manatee!
Date: January 3, 2012


Boat Safely This Holiday Season —
Look Out For Manatees, Too!
Date: December 2, 2011

Manatee Awareness Month Proclamation
Signed by Governor Scott

Date: November 1, 2011

Gone Wild For Manatee Gift Adoptions!

Date: October 6, 2011

See A Manatee? — Call Promptly
Date: October 4, 2011

Labor Day Weekend: Free Boating Banners
Help With Manatee Safety
Date: August 11, 2011

This July 4th Weekend, Remember The Manatees
Get Free Public Awareness Signs & Banners

Date: June 10, 2011

Partnership Helps with Manatee Protection in Alabama
Date: June 7, 2011

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Wildlife Agency
Honor Crystal River’s “Manatee Lady”
Date: May 19, 2011

Time To Remind – Boaters, Watch For Manatees
This Memorial Day Weekend
Date: May 12, 2011

What Dad Would Rather Have On Father's Day...
Date: May 9, 2011

Impressive And Impactful — Adopt-A-Manatee® For Mother’s Day
Date: April 26, 2011

Great Strides Taken to Help Manatees in Michigan
Date: April 14, 2011

Jimmy Buffett Asks Boaters to "Trim Up Your Engine"
– Help Protect Seagrass and Sea Life
Date: February 22, 2011

What a Sweetheart!
Adopt a Real Manatee for Valentine's Day

Date: January 3, 2011

Manatees are Filling Up Easter Baskets Everywhere
February 16, 2011


Club Helps to Expand Warm-Water Habitat
for Manatees at State Park
Date: November 30, 2010

Spot an Endangered Manatee -- Call Immediately
Date: November 4, 2010

November is Manatee Awareness Month:
Event Being Held to Celebrate the Species
Date: October 26, 2010

Green Gifts for the Holidays —
Manatee Adoptions for All — It’s a Wrap!
Date: October 8, 2010

Club Calls for Boaters' Help:
2010 Already a Tragic Year for Endangered Manatees
Date: August 26, 2010

Be Alert for Manatees on the Move
Date: July 1, 2010

Orlando Musicians to Perform
Benefit Concert for Manatees
Date: June 3, 2010

Boating this Memorial Day Weekend?
Caution! Manatees Crossing
Date: May 18, 2010

Gifts of the Wildly Unexpected for Father’s Day
Date: May 17, 2010

Club Donation Promotes Boat Safety
and Manatee Awareness
Date: May 3, 2010

The Thought that Counts:
Adopt-A-Manatee for Mother's Day

Date: April 8, 2010

Let the Manatee Race Begin!
Date: April 6, 2010

Manatee Tragedy: Hundreds Die From Cold Stress
Date: March 11, 2010

Florida Motion Picture & Television Association
Joins Forces with Save the Manatee Club
Date: March 9, 2010

Florida Icon, Wayne Hartley, Joins Staff at Manatee Club
Date: February 25, 2010

Brighten Easter Morning with a Manatee Gift Adoption
Date: February 16, 2010

Cold Weather Results in Record Manatee Count
and Cold-Stressed Manatees

Date: January 21, 2010

A Whole Lot of Love – Give Personalized Real
Manatee Adoptions on Valentine’s Day!
Date: January 7, 2010


Home for the Holidays!
Ilya the Wayward Manatee Released from Miami Seaquarium
December 15, 2009

Making Spirits Bright...
Adopt-A-Manatee This Holiday Season
Date: October 30, 2009

Governor Supports Manatee Protection;
Signs Proclamation for Manatee Awareness Month

Date: October 22, 2009

Be Aware —Manatees Could Be There
Report Sightings to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico Residents:
Please report manatee sightings

Florida's Endangered Manatees
May Get New Habitat Protection
Date: September 29, 2009

Skyhigh Message Catches the Eye, Tugs at Heart

Date: September 1, 2009

Strive to Keep Labor Day Safe for Manatees
Date: August 21, 2009

Citizen Alert: Be on the Lookout for Manatees

Date: July 23, 2009

Look Around – Slow Down! Boaters –
Watch for Manatees Over the 4th of July Weekend
Date: June 11, 2009

A 1,000-Pound Gift for Dad
Date: May 14, 2009

Manatees and Boaters Share Close Quarters
This Memorial Day Weekend
Date: May 7, 2009

Paddle with a Purpose
Date: May 4, 2009

Will Run for Manatees
Date: April 16, 2009

Adopt a Real, Live Manatee for Mom!
Date: April 9, 2009

Family-Friendly Sign Communicates
Important Manatee Message
Date: April 9, 2009


Give the BIGGEST Easter Surprise of All!
Date: February 26, 2008

Show Your Sweet Side This Valentine's Day

Date: December 30, 2008

Hold That Boating Banner High -- Help Save a Manatee!
Date: December 16, 2008

Governor Crist Issues Proclamation for Manatee Awareness Month

Date: October 31, 2008

Citizens Urged:
Report Endangered Manatee Sightings to Ensure Timely Rescues
Date: October 14, 2008

Holiday Shopping Gets Easy – Give a Manatee!
Date: October 13, 2008

Manatee Songs Deliver Meaningful Message

Date: August 21, 2008

Manatee Deaths over July 4th Holiday Emphasize Threats

Date: July 10, 2008

Boaters: Throttle Back, Save Gas, Save Manatees!
Date: June 16, 2008

Quest for Father –
Give Dad a Manatee on His Special Day!
Date: April 23, 2008

Ready to Go the Distance for Manatees
Date: April 23, 2008

Manatee Lives to See Another Day
Thanks to a Program That May Soon Be Cut

Date: April 15, 2008

This Easter, Think Outside the Basket -
Give a Manatee!

Date: February 15, 2008

Win Some Hearts This Valentine's Day
Date: January 2, 2008


Good News for Manatees
Wildlife Commission Defers Status Change and
Requests Review of State Classification System
Date: December 2007

Go Green! Manatees Make Splashy Holiday Gifts
Date: November 1, 2007

State Agency to Consider Downlisting in December
Read media articles on the state downlisting issue
Date: November 1, 2007

November is Manatee Awareness Month!
How Can You Help?

Read a proclamation from Florida Governor Charlie Crist (pdf)
Date: November 1, 2007

State Agency Postpones
Endangered Manatee’s Reclassification

Date: September 12, 2007

Manatee Posters Promote Boater Awareness
Date: August 23, 2007

Animated Character Inspires Alec Baldwin
to Speak Out for Manatees
Date: July 31, 2007

Protect Our Natural Heritage -- Protect Manatees
It's Patriotic!
Date: June 14, 2007

Help Save Manatee Lives!
Get a Free Boating Banner

Date: May 17, 2007

What Do You Get the World's Greatest Dad?
Date: May 17, 2007

Help Researchers Find Manatees

Date: April 26, 2007

Helping Manatees, One Mile at a Time
Date: April 17, 2007

Manatee Protections to be Cut Under Bush Plan
Downlisting Comes Despite Record Fatalities in 2006

Date: April 9, 2007

The Perfect Gift for Mom? Sometimes BIG is Best!
Date: April 9, 2007

Pirates Ahoy! Adventure Awaits in the Big Easy
Date: April 9, 2007

Message on the Bottle Says Support Manatees!
Date: March 28, 2007

Disturbing Manatee Harassment Caught on Tape
Videographers Honored by Club

Date: March 15, 2007

Instead of Candy, Give a Manatee This Easter
Date: March 1, 2007

Manatee Protection Efforts
Important Now More Than Ever

Date: January 25, 2007

Have a Heart on Valentine's Day:
Date: January 2, 2007


Mutilated Manatee Found in Biscayne Bay
Date: November 14, 2006

Spread the Joy!
Adopt-A-Manatee This Holiday Season

Date: October 19, 2006

Slow, Slow, Slow Your Boats:
Keep It Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Date: August 29, 2006

Help Researchers Find Xena the Manatee
Date: July 25, 2006

Too Soon To Celebrate Success
Cautions New Executive Director

Date: July 13, 2006

Groups Petition Florida on Behalf of Imperiled Wildlife
Date: May 31, 2006

Just When You Thought Dad Had Everything
Date: May 22, 2006

Give A Manatee To Mom
Date: April 25, 2006

The Race Is On In Michigan To Help Manatees
Date: April 13, 2006

Whiskers or Lily --
Adopt A Manatee Easter Buddy!

Date: February 23, 2006

Be My Manatee!

Date: January 20 , 2006


A Manatee for All Seasons
Date: November 16 , 2005

Manatee Awareness Month:
More Important Now Than Ever!

Date: November 7, 2005

Manatees: A Lesson in Humanity
Date: October 4, 2005

A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome at State Park
Date: September 1, 2005

Labor Day: No Holiday for Manatees
Date: August 16, 2005

Florida Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Strip Manatees
of Protection Under Marine Mammal Act

Date: July 15 , 2005

Youngsters Win National Recognition and
a Gift for Manatees from Lands’ End
Date: June 28, 2005

Free Banners for Florida Boaters
Date: June 10, 2005

Here's a Wild Idea: Adopt-A-Manatee for Father's Day
Date: May 24, 2005

Mad About Manatees? Check Out SMC's Cool Manatee Stuff
Date: May 5, 2005

Help Researchers Find "Daisy" the Manatee
Date: May 3, 2005

State Action Makes Wildlife Expendable

Date: April 14, 2005

Display Helps Educate;
Helps Manatees At Two State Parks
Date: March 23, 2005


A Great Holiday Gift for People Everywhere!
Date: November 22, 2004

November is Manatee Awareness Month:
The Office "Where To Go and What To Do" Guide

Date: November 5, 2004

Free Banners Available for Florida Boaters
Date: June 11, 2004

Help Researchers Find "New Bay" the Manatee
Date: June 10, 2004

Adopt-A-Manatee for Your Wild-At-Heart Dad
Date: May 26, 2004

Put a Manatee in Your Easter Basket
Date: April 1, 2004

Help Researchers Find Buttons the Manatee
Date: April 1, 2004

Valentine's Day: Just You, Me and a Manatee!
Date: January 26, 2004


Club Presents Check from John Lithgow Event
Date: December 5, 2003

Call 1-888-404-FWCC: It's the 911 Line for Manatees
Date: November 25, 2003

State Sets the Right Course by Postponing Downlisting Decision
Date: November 19, 2003

Gain 1,000 Pounds and Feel Good About It:
Adopt-A-Manatee for the Holidays
Date: November 10, 2003

Governor Bush Declares November Manatee Awareness Month
Date: October 31, 2003

Actor and Manatee Fan, John Lithgow, To Visit
Homosassa, Florida on Saturday, September 13

Date: August 18, 2003

Feds Cave to Politics, Disregard Science
Date: August 1, 2003

We Need Your Help to Locate Pine the Manatee!
Date: July 7, 2003

Club Presents Manatee Sculpture
To Celebrate Crystal River 100th Anniversary
Date: July 7, 2003

We Need Your Help to Locate Forest the Manatee!
Date: July 2, 2003

Florida Boaters: Get Free Banner, Watch for Manatees
This 4th of July Weekend
Date: June 30, 2003

Public Support For Increased Manatee Protections Overwhelming
Date: June 24, 2003

Adopt-A-Manatee For Dear Ole Dad
And Get A Free Ball Cap

Date: June 2, 2003

Federal Decision in Complete Conflict with Science
Date: May 14, 2003

A Face Your Mother Will Love:
Adopt-A-Manatee For Mom And Get A Free Wyland Collector's Plate
Date: May 1, 2003

Long Term Prospects For Manatees Look Grim,
According To New Data Released By Federal Government
Date: April 29, 2003

Protect The Marine Environment:
Participate in MRRP Week: April 25-May 4

Date: March 27, 2003

SMC Honors Senator Wasserman Schultz
Date: March 18, 2003

Upcoming Parrot Head Events
Date: March 20, 2003

Critical New Federal Protection Areas To Be Proposed
For Endangered Manatees

Date: January 24, 2003

Watercraft-Related Manatee Deaths Hit Record High
Date: January 8, 2003


Manatees: Species in Peril Video Debuts
Date: November 18, 2002

Help Researchers Find Myriah the Manatee
Date: November 18, 2002

Free Banner Available to Florida Boaters
Date: November 1, 2002

Federal Judge Threatens to Hold Norton in Contempt
Date: July 31, 2002

Manatee Coalition Decries U.S. Interior Decision
to Declare Manatee Protection Deal "Illegal"
Date: July 25, 2002

Groups Applaud Manatee Ruling
Date: July 12, 2002

Help Researchers Track Manatee's Movements
Date: July 10, 2002


Federal Officials Charged with Flagrant Breaches
of Landmark Manatee Settlement Agreement

Date: October 24, 2001

Flagrant Violations of Landmark Settlement
Keep Manatees at Great Risk

Date: September 2001

Major Settlement Reached in Federal Lawsuit
Against the State of Florida

Date: April 19, 2001

Landmark Settlement Reached in Federal Lawsuit
Date: January 2001


SMC Declares State of Emergency
and Asks Governor to Do the Same

Date: April 6, 2000

Manatee Advocates File Request for Injunction
Date: April 2000

Environmental and Animal Protection Groups
Announce Lawsuits to Save Manatees

Date: January 2000