News Releases

MANATEE DEATHS IN 2018 ALREADY TOP LAST YEAR’S HIGH TOLL

Nearly 100 Red Tide-Related Deaths So Far; Second-Highest Total This Decade

DISASTROUS 2018 BRINGS RECORD MANATEE DEATHS

In Less Than 2 Months, 154 Florida Manatees Perish, One-Third from Cold Stress

500 MANATEE DEATHS IN 2017…AND COUNTING

Last Year’s Mortality Spike Already Topped Before December Cold Snaps

MANATEE MORTALITY SPIKED IN 2016

Record Number of Florida Manatees Killed by Boat Collisions

FLORIDA MANATEES GET SCROOGED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Chamber of Commerce Pressures Delay of Manatee “Swim-With” Safeguards

NEW MANATEE SAFEGUARDS NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED

Inadequate Enforcement Unless Refuge Adopts Video Monitoring System

MANATEE HARASSMENT RAMPANT ON REFUGES

“Out-of-Hand” Disturbances, Enforcement Overwhelmed, Visitor Education Failing

NEW MANATEE PROTECTION LAWSUIT IN THE WORKS

End of “Swim-With” Programs, Plus Expansion of Habitat and Sanctuaries Sought

RECORD MANATEE DEATHS IN 2013 ON SURGING RED TIDES

Fatalities More than Double; Red Tide Deaths Equal Combined 8 Year-Total

MANATEE SAFEGUARD LIMITS UNDERMINE EFFECTIVENESS

Pending Kings Bay Manatee Refuge Long Overdue But May Be Too Little Too Late