2021

Moo Shoo (at left) and her calf joined several other mothers and calves at Blue Spring in early November.

Manatee Season Begins!

In November, the weather started to cool down in Florida, and that meant the return of manatees to warm-water sources throughout the state.

In late February, Mandy exhibited what researchers refer to as a “peanut head,” meaning she had lost weight and her skull was protruding, and the decision was made to intervene and rescue her and her calf.

Mandy and Manilow Return Home

On July 14th, a manatee named Mandy and her dependent male calf, Manilow, were released back into the wild at Blue Spring State Park.

A nice photo of adoptee Annie and her new calf. Annie brought the calf into Blue Spring on May 13, 2021.

Manatee Sightings Update: Moms and Calves

There were several manatee mother and calf pairs visiting Blue Spring State Park this summer that were captured on the webcam.

Mrs. Mullins’ 1st grade class is showing off their manatee artwork during a virtual presentation about manatees by Shari, an SMC volunteer.

Virtual Volunteers Share The Love

Interested volunteers from all over the United States were able to share their love for manatees by educating audiences through virtual presentations.

A nice photo of a manatee mom and calf pair seen on the webcams at Blue Spring this summer.

Manatee Sightings Update: August 2021

There have been several sightings this summer at Blue Spring State Park, including eight new calves! Enjoy photos and videos documenting the manatee visitors.

Mother and calf pair Toad (left) and Froggie (right) are prepared for release at Anchorage Park in Palm Beach, Florida.

Tales from the Spring: Manatee Rescue and Release

Over the last few months, Save the Manatee Club staff assisted with several manatee rescues and releases in the Central Florida area.

34 foursomes registered for the 18-hole scramble tournament.

First-Ever Golf Tournament Raises Almost $10K for Manatee Conservation Efforts

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Save the Manatee Club hosted its first-ever charity golf tournament at Hidden Lakes Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Chessie was released back into the wild on May 11, 2021, at Anchorage Park in Palm Beach, Florida.

Chessie’s Incredible Journey

On February 5, 2021, our partners rescued an emaciated manatee swimming sideways near Riviera Beach, Florida, who turned out to be famed manatee Chessie.

This is the 5th calf for Annie. There’s no word yet on whether this latest calf is a boy or a girl.

Annie Visits With Her New Calf

On May 13, 2021, Annie, one of Save the Manatee Club’s adoptees, made a visit to Blue Spring, and she had a little calf with her!

Volunteers Audrey, Melissa, and Chelsea talked to event visitors about the threats that manatees face in the wild and ways that people can help.

Manatee Festival Madness in March!

The new March dates for the Florida Manatee Festival turned out to be hot and sunny, with plenty of visitors attending the event!