The Wild Life

Scalloping at Crystal River Is Something Every Floridian Should Do

The Nature Coast astounds with manatees, scallops and stunning waterways.

07/25/2022 By Lauren Jackson

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics

Two local experts share education and tips.

05/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sponsored Content

Looking for a Unique Gift for Mom? Adopt a Manatee

Your mom or mother figure will receive an adoption certificate, photo and biography of a Florida manatee—and help an important cause.

05/03/2022 By Megan McDonald

Save the Manatee

DeSantis Announces $30 Million in Funding for Manatee Rescue Programs, Habitat Restoration

More manatees died in 2021 than in any other year on record.

05/02/2022 By Staff

Conservation

New Project Launching to Benefit Manatees in Southwest Florida

The initiative will connect locals to a manatee habitat restoration in the Warm Mineral Springs Creek and Salt Creek areas.

12/21/2021 By Staff

Save the Sea Cow

Here's How to Celebrate Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month. Here are some tips for celebrating and protecting our gentle giants.

11/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Smashing Success

A New Kind of Stress Relief Invites Destruction

It's been a tough year and you've earned the right to destroy some stuff.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Save the Sea Cow

More Manatees Have Died in 2021 Than Ever Before

In the first half 2021, 841 manatees have died—that's more than ever recorded in Florida history. The culprits? Starvation from algal blooms, like red tide, and watercraft.

06/22/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Real Estate

In Parrish, Affordable Prices Are a Major Selling Point

New homes for less than $300,000 in North River Ranch are making home ownership possible in an impossible seller's market.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Saving sea cows

Manatee Habitat at Bishop Museum Will Reopen This Month

The renovated Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature will reopen at the end of the month with two manatees.

06/04/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

RIP Snooty

Snooty's Death Was a "Preventable Accident," South Florida Museum Says

Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio apologizes for his death.

08/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

Snooty

Remembering Snooty

The life and times of Bradenton’s beloved manatee.

08/25/2017 By Craig Pittman

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

The Beast Within

Sensational Spirited Contenders Compete to Star as Sea Cow Snooty

In a quest to achieve lasting glory and fame, three contestants auditioned this week for the role of Snooty the Manatee.

07/18/2017 By Rick Morgan

Authentic Florida

Where and How to Observe Manatees in the Wild

Citrus County is one of the best places to see Florida's manatees up close.

11/17/2016 By Robin Draper