More manatees seeking out springs in winter, increasing the need to protect these habitats
Now more than ever, access to springs and adequate food sources are critical to the survival of these iconic marine mammals.
Let’s save Florida’s manatees
Former US Governor and Florida Senator, and Save the Manatee Club co-founder Bob Graham explains what’s at stake in fighting against pollution and for manatees.
A State Of Emergency For Manatees In The Indian River Lagoon And Beyond
The Indian River Lagoon has suffered several harmful algal blooms, leading to losses in seagrass coverage and the deaths of a heart-rending number of manatees.
Manatee Harassment Case Reinforces Need for Hands-Off Policy
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating an illegal manatee harassment incident, where offenders scratched “Trump” into algae on a manatee’s back.
Politically-Charged Harassment Case Shows Disrespect for Imperiled Manatee
Images of a manatee in Florida’s Homosassa River with the word “Trump” scratched into its back went viral, and an investigation began.
Celebrate springs, but protect them
Florida’s Springsfest celebrates natural treasures, but recent legislation threatens springs, manatees, and the state’s environment.
Responsible Recreation is Needed to Prevent Manatee Deaths
Record watercraft mortality once again threatens Florida manatees. Their numbers are declining due to watercraft strikes, habitat loss, and human interaction.
It’s a perilous time for Florida manatees. Yet, Trump is destroying the Endangered Species Act.
Florida manatees face threats, and the Endangered Species Act is vital to protect them. Changes to the ESA will endanger manatees further.
Boating Safety and Manatee Safety Are One And The Same
Florida’s manatees face an alarming increase in watercraft-related deaths. Boaters must be vigilant, responsible, and prioritize manatee protection.