Recent Newsletter Articles

View our most recent newsletter stories, published quarterly in The Manatee Zone and bi-monthly in Paddle Tales.

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Multiple Manatee Rescues Following Hurricane Idalia

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Homosassa Springs Weathers The Hurricane Season

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Adoptee Appearances At Blue Spring Drop Over Autumn

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Millie Still The Only Reliable Coastal Adoptee

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Our Website Gets A New Look

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Science Corner: Landfill Dangers And Alternatives

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

No Sighting Of Bama Over The Summer

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Winter Is Coming!

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Honoring the Legacy of SMC Co-Founder Jimmy Buffett

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The Manatee Zone Quarterly Newsletter

The Manatee Zone is released once every three months and is available in print format to donors and adoptive parents and electronically to everyone. It features the latest news from the manatee world and Save the Manatee Club.

Paddle Tales Bi-Monthly eNewsletter

Paddle Tales is a digital newsletter released every other month and features facts, activities, and educational content.

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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.

Infographic courtesy Endangered Species Coalition.

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.

FWC and partners rescue several manatees out of Whiskey Creek in Ft Myers, Photo courtesy FWC.

How do manatees fare during a hurricane?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, manatee rescue teams have been on the lookout for strandings. Find out more about threats to manatees during these storms.

A broken glitter tube as seen on the boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park. The tubes are made of thin plastic and can break easily, scattering their contents into our waterways.

The Tale of the Glitter Inner Tube

Plastic-filled glitter inner tubes were causing harm to wildlife at Blue Spring State Park. Learn about the importance of collective action to protect nature.

Manatee Art Contest

2023 Manatee Art Contest: The Winners Are In!

Thank you for making the 2023 Art Contest a huge success! We are thrilled to have received an incredible array of artwork from so many talented artists.

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Florida Legislative Wrap-up: June 2023

Florida’s 2023 legislative session: water quality improvements and funding for conservation, but also reduced development oversight and fertilizer restrictions.