Manatee News




Current Manatee News Features

Manatee Awareness Month - Be Active and Secure Their Future
Read our press release

Opposition To Manatee Downlisting

Downlisting the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened is premature,
and scientists invited by the FWS to peer review their proposal opposed downlisting the species.

Oh, What Fun It Is To Give A Manatee!
Read our press release

Manatees on the Move
Help protect manatees in King's Bay and the Crystal River
Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center Opens November 1st

Read more at Patch.com

Manatee Calves Adjusting Well In Cincinnati
Read more and see photos and video at WVXU

The Cincinnati Zoo Has Three New Baby Manatees
Read more and see video at Cincinnati.com

Wildlife Park Welcomes Back Betsy The Manatee
Our adoptee returns! Read more in the Citrus County Chronicle

Blue Spring: Oh the Huge Manatees
Read more at the Orlando Sentinel

Amazonian Manatee Migration at Risk from Disruption from Proposed Dams

Read more at Mongabay.com

Atlantis Staff Rescue Critically Ill Wild Manatee
Read more at the Bahamas Tribune

Columbus Zoo Returns 2 Manatees to Florida Waters
Read more and see photos and video in the Richland Source

Manatees and Hurricanes
Watch our video

Super Women for 2017
Congratulations to Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club's Multimedia Specialist,
who was recently honored by Orlando Family Magazine

Skype in the Classroom
Lessons are available from younger audiences to high school students.

Manatee Sightings
See photos and video

Responsible Paddling Near Manatees
Watch our video.

Columbus Zoo Welcomes 18-Month-Old Manatee
Read more and see photos at WCMH-TV

In Danger On the Water
See our new video that focuses on the dangers manatee face from watercraft collisions.

Manatee Sightings
See recent photos and video

Manatees in Alabama
Tag along as we visit Dauphin Island Sea Lab's Manatee Sighting Network and learn more
about SMC's collaboration with them.

Articles About The Manatee Reclassification:

No Longer Endangered, Florida Manatees May Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

See the video at CBS This Morning, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee Expert: Conservation Efforts Must Continue
See more at Fox 13

Florida Congressmen Ask Interior Secretary To Reverse Manatee Decision
Read more at the Palm Beach Post

Manatees No Longer Classified As An Endangered Species, But Still A Threatened One
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees Escape The Endangered List - But Maybe Too Soon

Read an article from NPR, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed As Endangered. Should We Celebrate or Fret?
Read an article from the Washington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Decision Puts Manatees In Danger
Learn why the decision to downlist manatees is not a good one and what you can do.
Watch our video

It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed As Endangered
Read an article from the CNN, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed as Endangered - But Don't Celebrate Just Yet
Read an article in the Huffington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Rebounding Florida Manatee No Longer An 'Endangered' Species
Read an article in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Florida's Vanishing Springs
See a multimedia presentation from the Tampa Bay Times


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Nov. 10-12, 2017

Rootfire at The Park
A Music & Lifestyle Festival
Riverfront Park
Cocoa, FL
Nov. 10 –
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 – Noon – 11:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 – Noon – 11:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 19, 2017
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park
Cocoa Village, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 25, 2017
“Manatee Adoption Day”
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:
Susan.Strawbridge
@dep.state.fl.us 

December 2, 2017
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org 

December 2, 2017
Ocean Reef Beach Festival
Pelican Beach Park
Satellite Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
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December 9, 2017
Orange City Christmas Parade "A Tropical Christmas”
Orange City, FL
Parade starts at 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

January 13 & 14, 2018

Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Watch for updated
info here >>


January 27 & 28, 2018
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Watch for updated
info here >>


January 27, 2018
4th Annual Great Invader Rally
Removal of Invasive Plants/Celebration After
Morningside Nature Center
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

February 10, 2018
Kid-A-Palooza –
Big Time Fun Event!
Wickham Park
Melbourne, FL
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>
 
February 17, 2018
Ocean Treasures &
Sea Glass Symposium
Barrier Island Center
Melbourne Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Joy.Winet@brevardfl.gov 

February 24, 2018
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
jnearing@
savethemanatee.org

March 3 & 4, 2018

Florida SpringsFest
Silver Springs State Park
Ocala, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more info, email:
Donna.Rhein@
dep.state.fl.us


March 3, 2018
Pelican Island Wildlife Festival
Riverview Park
Sebastian, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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March 10 & 11, 2018
Apollo Beach Manatee
Festival of the Arts
E.G. Simmons Park
Ruskin, FL
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

April 21, 2018
Lagoonacy
Marine Discovery Center
New Smyrna Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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