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

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Entangled Manatee Rescued and Released at Blue Spring State Park

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Manatee Sightings Update: February 2024

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Create A Manatee Bookmark from a Calendar

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Create a Gift Bag from an Old Calendar

2023 - Paddle Tales eNews

Manatee Sightings Update: December 2023

2023 - Paddle Tales eNews

First Successful Manatee Rescue of the Season at Blue Spring 

2023 - Paddle Tales eNews

Our Webcams are LIVE Again! 

2023 - Paddle Tales eNews

Gearing Up for 2024 Events and Appreciating Your Support

November 2023 - The Manatee Zone

Multiple Manatee Rescues Following Hurricane Idalia

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

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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.

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Manatee Sightings Update: February 2021

Check out updates and photos from the season, and read more about who has been seen so far this winter!

An above-water photo of a manatee calf surfacing for a breath while the calf's mother is just visible below the surface behind the calf.

A Successful Rescue for Siesta and Her Calf Key

In Sarasota, an observant resident spotted a distressed manatee. A swift rescue by wildlife authorities led to the recovery of a pregnant female, Siesta.

This photo, taken on November 27, 2019, shows the fishing line entanglement clearly visible on Una’s flipper.

A Successful Rescue for Una

On February 24, 2020, Una, one of the manatees in Save the Manatee Club’s adoption program, and her female calf were rescued at Blue Spring State Park so Una could be taken in for treatment. She had severe fishing line entanglement on both her flippers.