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2021 Manatee 5k Now Open
Rescued manatee “Lesley” named for race director and now available for adoption. Save the Manatee 5K Race Director Lesley Argiri and her namesake Lesley the manatee. The 18th Annual Save the Manatee 5K is now open for racers of all...
Manatee Appreciation Day
Every year on the fourth Wednesday of March, it’s 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. Save the Manatee Club...
Meet a Manatee: Lesley
She proves the resiliency of manatees despite the odds against them. Lesley needed several surgeries and almost three years in rehabilitation. But she ultimately recovered from injury and infection and was released in January of 2021. Lesley was first identified...
Algae Blooms, Seagrass Loss, and Manatee Deaths
Save the Manatee Club (SMC) has received many calls, comments and questions in regard to the loss of seagrass, algae blooms, and increased manatee mortalities in Florida. We encourage you to share your stories and your photographs with your online...
Manatee With Bike Tire Entanglement Returns to Blue Spring State Park Tire-Free
Orange City, Florida – A manatee who became completely encircled in a bicycle tire last season has returned to Blue Spring State Park for the winter, tire-free. Partners from the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP), who had attempted several...
Why Is It Wrong to Give Food or Water to Manatees?
Encountering a manatee in the wild can be an unforgettable experience. Their curious nature has captured our hearts for hundreds of years. Christopher Columbus even thought they were mermaids! As adorable as they are, manatees are wild animals and should...
How to Brew Cold Brew using a French Press
Items Needed: • Manatee Coffee • Grinder • French Press • Water • Refrigerator Directions: Step 1. Get Manatee Whole Bean Coffee. 👍 Step 2. Grind Coffee Bean Coarse. ⚙ Step 3. Place 4 oz. (About 1/2 cup) grounds in the base...
Back on the Water? Watch for Manatees!
As much of the world has stayed home over the past few months, there have been reports of manatees and other wildlife thriving in areas they are not normally seen. However, as stay-at-home orders change, and the summer season approaches,...
Manatee Coffee Partnership with Save the Manatee Club Reaches Milestone
Manatee Coffee announced the milestone of $25,000 donated to Save the Manatee Club to be allocated towards manatee protection and habitat conservation efforts. 
Recent sightings of 'Molly' the manatee at Corpus Christi, South Padre Island are 'rare'
In Corpus, witnesses said they saw the animal, also known as a sea cow, by Shoreline Boulevard. Tommy Saenz in South Padre Island said witnesses told him the manatee swam "right to" a teen who was taking a surf lesson....
Not Unusual for Manatees to be Stranded During Mating Season
  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After an intense rescue effort on Wednesday, Jacksonville zoo experts says it’s not unusual to see manatees stranded, especially during mating season. The distressed animal was rescued Wednesday afternoon after it was found stranded in mud in St....
Belize Orphans Survive And Thrive
Get an update on rescued manatee calves and how they are being prepared for release into the wild. In early April, Save the Manatee Club staff was able to visit the manatees at Wildtracks in Sarteneja, Belize. Hope, who many...
Celebrate Memorial Day the Manatee Safe Way!
Note: High resolution jpeg (300 dpi) images of the Club’s yellow boating banner or public awareness sign for shoreline property owners are available upon request. Planning a memorable Memorial Day getaway in Florida? Don’t forget to mind the manatees! Water...