November is Manatee Awareness Month, an annual month-long dedication to manatees and their conservation in Florida and beyond. Former Florida Governor Bob Graham first declared November as Manatee Awareness Month in 1979, when the state began designating manatee protection zones in areas where manatees gather during the winter. November is typically when manatees return to Florida’s warmer waters from their summer migratory routes.

This year, Save the Manatee Club invites the public to celebrate and safeguard imperiled manatees all month long. Public awareness is a key component of our mission to protect manatees. Boaters, students, and anyone who cares about manatees and healthy aquatic habitat all play a pivotal role in their protection when they learn and spread the word to others.

Be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for additional activities. During Manatee Awareness Month, we will be giving away a free 2021 manatee wall calendar each week on Facebook and Instagram.

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How do you know a manatee is nearby? What should you do if you see one? Watch our video with tips on how paddle responsibly and protect manatees.

 

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Week of November 2nd: Fun Facts About Manatees

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Week of November 9th: Manatee Migration and Habitat

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Week of November 16th: Threats to Manatees

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Week of November 23rd: How You Can Help Protect Manatees

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