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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!

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Manatee Sightings Update: April 2021

Read the sightings update from our researchers to learn who was seen recently and see stunning photos and videos of manatees.

A manatee encircled by a bike tire last season (see insert at right) has returned to Blue Spring State Park tire free but bears scars from the ordeal.

Bike Tire Manatee Returns Tire-Free

A manatee who became completely encircled in a bicycle tire last season has returned to Blue Spring State Park for the winter, tire-free.

On December 6, 2020, Faye and her new calf made their first winter appearance at Blue Spring State Park.

A Happy Ending For Faye

After a successful rehabilitation, manatee “Faye” not only showed us how resilient manatees can be, she delivered a manatee calf to boot.