Manatee Appreciation Day — Join Us!

Date: March 18, 2021

David Schrichte manatee photo
Manatees are Florida’s official State Marine Mammal. They have captured the affection of people across the world. 

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. Here’s how you can help celebrate and protect manatees this Wednesday, March 31st.

Join the Virtual Event

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 at, and @adoptamanatee on Instagram. Learn interesting facts about manatees and what people are doing to protect them, including everything from manatee migration patterns (some travel as far north as Massachusetts in the summer!) to manatee research techniques (like identifying the unique scar patterns on their bodies – sadly from injuries and boat strikes). Find out how to take action to help manatees, whether you spend time alongside them on Florida’s waterways or want to help from across the U.S. or anywhere in the world.

Join the Livestream Programs on Manatees on March 31st:

Facebook: Live Q & A at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Instagram: Live Q & A at 3:00 p.m. EDT

So, bookmark this page and check back to celebrate manatees with us on March 31st!