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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.

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Manatee Sightings Update: February 2024

Since the last update, we’ve had a few cold spells and most of our adoptees have been sighted! See photos and videos from the season so far.

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Create A Manatee Bookmark from a Calendar

In this upcycling project, embrace sustainability and add a personal touch to your reading adventures by creating your own bookmark using calendar preview photos.

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Create a Gift Bag from an Old Calendar

Don’t just recycle: upcycle! Transform your manatee calendars into beautiful bags that are perfect for any gift occasion.

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Manatee Sightings Update: December 2023

Manatee Season started at Blue Spring State Park on November 6, when 76 manatees were present and our research team started their daily counts.

A side-view of a manatee with scarring on his flipper from an entanglement

First Successful Manatee Rescue of the Season at Blue Spring 

Shortly after the season started, a juvenile manatee with a badly entangled flipper arrived in the spring run. Rescue crews immediately came to his aid.

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Our Webcams are LIVE Again! 

It’s the time of the year again when our webcams at Blue Spring State Park and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park go live again!

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Gearing Up for 2024 Events and Appreciating Your Support

As the new year approaches, we need volunteers for upcoming festivals and events! But did you know you can also help without leaving the comfort of your home?

Volunteers Tonya Bernhard (left) and Sarah Chair (right) at Save the Manatee Club’s booth at NatureFest. Photo courtesy SMC.

Join Our Volunteer Mana-Team for Exciting Opportunities

As we plan for the full event season beginning in January, we wanted to make sure you know the many ways you can volunteer with us.

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The Endangered Species Act Turns 50!

The Endangered Species Act legislation was signed into law in 1973 and has played a key role in the protection of endangered and threatened species.