Every year on the fourth Wednesday of March, it’s Manatee Appreciation Day, a day dedicated to learning about, appreciating, and helping these gentle giants. Manatees continue to face many threats, from habitat loss to watercraft collisions. Save the Manatee Club is commemorating Manatee Appreciation Day this year by sharing manatee facts, videos, quizzes, and Q&A sessions with experts online all day.

Join the Livestream Programs on Manatees on March 31st:

Join us on our social media pages for livestreams, giveaways, fun facts, lots of ways to help, and a special announcement at the end of the day.
Facebook: Live Q & A Session at 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 31st
Instagram: Live Q & A Session at 3:00 p.m. EDT on March 31st

Featured Video

Join Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley as he introduces you to the manatees at Blue Spring State Park. Learn about manatee activities and behavior, and how he identifies them. Plus, discover why Blue Spring is a vital warm-water refuge and how protecting manatees helps protect the many species who share their aquatic habitat. We’ll be featuring different videos throughout the day, so be sure to check back!



Manatee Appreciation Day Fundraiser

Manatee Appreciation Day Fundraiser: The manatee release location at Blue Spring State Park needs major upgrades. Can you help? Give Today



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