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Phyllis was seen by researchers at Blue Spring State Park on April 2024.

Manatee Sighting Update: June 2024

During the summer months, manatees disperse from their winter aggregation sites, so sightings of manatees are less frequent; however, a few have been spotted!

Save the Manatee Club staff and volunteers after building seagrass exclusion devices with Brevard Zoo Restore Our Shores.

Earth Day Highlights and Volunteer Appreciation

We had an unexpected surge of activity during Volunteer Appreciation Month and Earth Month, celebrating volunteers and raising awareness for manatees!

Summer Reading Books

Splash into Summer Reading with Manatees 

Summer is the perfect time to dive into a book about manatees! We’ve created a Manatee Book List that offers a range of engaging reads for all ages.

Race Shirt Medal Bib 2024

Register for the 21st Annual Save the Manatee 5K

Get ready for another year of supporting manatees by doing your favorite activity—registration is open for the 21st annual Save the Manatee 5K event!

Art Contest Collage

2024 Manatee Art Contest: Submit Your Artwork

Are you artistic and love manatees? Save the Manatee Club’s 2024 Manatee Art Contest is now open for submissions until July 30, 2024!

SMC staff and volunteers worked with Brevard Zoo's Restore Our Shores initiative to construct seagrass exclusion devices to protect growing vegetation.

Celebrating Seagrass All Month Long 

March has seen a tidal wave of enthusiasm as Seagrass Awareness Month brought everyone together to celebrate and advocate for seagrasses.

The river temperature dropped to 57.6° F on January 22, 2024, causing 717 manatees to turn up for the count! Aqua was among them, and we managed to get this sweet photo of her during her visit.

Manatee Sighting Update: April 2024

A couple cold snaps earlier in 2024 lead to huge numbers of manatees aggregating at Blue Spring State Park. Get the latest sighting update!

Staff members Shelby and Kayleigh & volunteer Austin at our Manatee Store booth at Valentine Park during the Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival.

Manateam Volunteers Shine at Community Events

From welcoming new volunteers to raising funds and educating festival-goers, our volunteer manateam shines! Join us in celebrating their dedication!

Logan McCool pictured with a manatee plush at Save the Manatee Club’s headquarters in Longwood.

Fundraiser Spotlight: Meet Logan McCool

Just 7 years old, Logan McCool is passionate about manatees and made bracelets to fundraise for these gentle giants.

In November, a volunteer noticed a manatee, who would later come to be known as "Manatee Jones," with a swollen flipper due to entanglement.

Entangled Manatee Rescued and Released at Blue Spring State Park

In November, a volunteer noticed a manatee, who would later come to be known as “Manatee Jones,” with a swollen flipper due to entanglement.