Join Save the Manatee Club staff for periodic webinars on manatees and manatee-related issues. These events are open to the public and are free of charge. The webinars stream live on Microsoft Teams and recordings are available on YouTube.

Each session features a virtual presentation by experienced staff and answers to questions submitted by audience members. The presentation lasts approximately one hour. See recordings of our prior webinars below and submit your suggestions for future webinars to Check back for upcoming presentations!

Watch the Recordings

A Place To Roam: Manatees and Their Habitat
Recorded July 20, 2023
Most of us are aware that manatees and their habitat are in peril, but what is being done about it? This webinar will highlight habitat issues that manatees face, and current projects aimed at restoring the places that they live.
Presented by Kimberleigh Dinkins, Senior Conservation Associate


Manatee 101
Recorded March 29, 2023
What are manatees? Where do they live? What do they eat? What is being done to protect them? Find out the answers to all this and more, in this introduction to all things manatee.
Presented by Gina McClain, Volunteer Specialist


Manatee Research at Blue Spring State Park
Recorded November 15, 2022
How do researchers count and identify manatees and why is Blue Spring such an important place? Learn about individual manatees and hear rescue and release stories from Save the Manatee Club staff.
Presented by Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate


Manatees and Florida’s Springs
Recorded April 26, 2022
The state of Florida is home to over 700 freshwater springs — the largest collection of springs in the world. Many of these springs provide critically-important habitat to Florida manatees, who gather in large numbers at springs during the colder months of the year. Learn why Florida has so many springs, how vital they are for manatees, and the reason their protection is so important.
Presented by Kimberleigh Dinkins, Senior Conservation Associate


Manatees and Seagrass: Seagrass 101
Recorded March 29, 2022
What is seagrass, how does it grow, and why is it so important for manatees? What happens when we lose seagrass? Find out what you can do to help protect aquatic resources.
Presented by Tiare Fridrich, Manatee Biologist


Manatee Deaths, Algae Blooms and Seagrass Loss in the Indian River Lagoon
Recorded December 21, 2021
The Indian River Lagoon has suffered a series of harmful algal blooms, leading to massive losses in seagrass coverage and, in turn, the recent deaths of a heart-rending number of manatees. In our webinar, you’ll learn about algae blooms, what causes them, and why they lead to seagrass die off and manatee deaths. Plus, learn what you can to help prevent algae blooms.
Presented by Tiare Fridrich, Manatee Biologist


How to Spot a Sick and Injured Manatee
Recorded November 16, 2021
Have you seen a manatee, but you weren’t quite sure if something may have been wrong? Have you come across a sick or injured manatee, but you didn’t quite know what to do or who to call? Or have you heard about more manatees needing rescue and you are looking for ways to help? In our webinar, you will learn how to recognize sick, injured or orphaned manatees and how to report them.
Presented by Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate