Every year on the fourth Wednesday of March, it is Manatee Appreciation Day, a day dedicated to learning about, appreciating, and helping these gentle giants. Manatees continue to face many threats, from habitat loss to watercraft collisions. Here’s how you can help celebrate and protect manatees this Wednesday, March 30th.
Join the Virtual Event
Save the Manatee Club is commemorating Manatee Appreciation Day this year by sharing manatee facts, videos, quizzes, and Q&A sessions with experts online all day at savethemanatee.org/MAD, facebook.com/savethemanateeclub, and @adoptamanatee on Instagram. Learn interesting facts about manatees and what people are doing to protect them, including everything from manatee migration patterns (some travel as far north as Massachusetts in the summer!) to manatee research techniques (like identifying the unique scar patterns on their bodies – sadly from injuries and boat strikes). Find out how to take action to help manatees, whether you spend time alongside them on Florida’s waterways or want to help from across the U.S. or anywhere in the world.
This year, we will be raising funds to support habitat restoration. In recent years, many manatees have died because of seagrass loss in the Indian River Lagoon.
This article was originally published by Save the Manatee Club.
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