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.

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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!

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.