Press Releases

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Weekend Cold Provides Perfect Opportunity To Watch Save the Manatee® Club’s Manatee Webcams

The manatee cams are a perfect option for anyone interested in viewing Blue Spring’s manatees up close and personal while also giving the animals the space they need to rest and keep warm, free of disturbances or harassment.

An image showing the Florida subspecies of the West Indian manatee.

Petition Urges Fish and Wildlife Service To Protect Manatee As Endangered

Conservation organizations today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase protections for West Indian manatees.

November Is Manatee Awareness Month

Manatee Awareness Month was first declared in 1979 by former Florida Governor and Save the Manatee Club co-founder Bob Graham.

Save the Manatee® Club Celebrates Labor Day And International Manatee Day By Supporting Protection And Conservation Efforts

Save the Manatee Club is encouraging individuals to help manatees both at home and abroad as they celebrate Labor Day weekend and mark International Manatee Day on September 7.

Little Progress Made On Implementing Blue-Green Algae Task Force Recommendations

Lack of meaningful water-quality protections has resulted in persistent harmful algal blooms, a record number of manatee deaths, and an overall decline in water quality statewide.

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Save the Manatee® Club Launches “Fertilizer-Free For Manatees”

Save the Manatee Club has launched a new campaign urging Florida residents to pledge to be “Fertilizer-Free for Manatees,” thereby reducing or eliminating their contributions to nutrient pollution in Florida’s waterways.

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Zelda The Manatee Joins Save the Manatee Club Adopt-A-Manatee® Program

Zelda the manatee has been added to Save the Manatee Club’s popular Adopt-A-Manatee® program. Zelda is a female manatee who has been sighted in recent years in the Florida Keys.

An image showing the Florida subspecies of the West Indian manatee.

Legal Agreement Will Protect Critical Habitat for Threatened Florida Manatee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will revise the Florida manatee’s critical habitat by September 2024 in a legal agreement with conservation organizations.

For a limited time, adoptions at the $35 level or above also include a Save the Manatee Club bucket hat.

Make Dad Glad: Adopt-A-Manatee® This Father’s Day

For a unique Father’s Day gift, adopt a manatee through Save the Manatee Club. Support manatee conservation with a starting price of $25.

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National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week, this year from May 21-27, 2022, emphasizes manatee safety during recreational boating.