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June 2023 | Paddle Tales eNewsletter

A photo featuring a manatee swimming underwater while boats can be seen above water.
It's A Fact
Manatees are on the move! Since they are semi-migratory marine mammals, in the summer months they travel freely around Florida’s waterways. Sightings in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina are relatively common, a few manatees may range as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia, but these sightings are rare. Read more about manatee migration.
A photo of a no wake zone sign. Boat Safely This Summer!
Summer is a great time for boating, but it is important to watch out for manatees at the same time! Check out our updated boater resources page for safety tips, videos, resources, and more.
A photo of the winning submission for the 2021 recycled art contest. 2023 Manatee Art Contest
Are you artistic and do you love manatees? Then put your creativity to work and submit your manatee artwork to SMC’s Manatee Art Contest! (The featured artwork is by Elsa, from our 2021 Recycled Art Contest.) Find out how you can participate!
A manatee swims in front of the webcam at Blue Spring State Park with a satellite tracker attached to the manatee's tail. Florida Legislative Wrap-up
Florida’s 2023 legislative session concluded on May 5, and there were some highs and lows for those of us concerned with environmental protection. Read about the highs and lows.
A map of the world where countries with Save the Manatee 5k registrants are highlighted. The Manatee 5k Goes International
Did you know that you can participate in the Manatee 5k from anywhere in the world? So far, manatee supporters in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK are signed up! (As well as all 50 U.S. states!) Learn more how you can participate in the 20th Annual Manatee 5k.
A photo of Flicker, sighted by FWC researchers in March 2023. Manatee Sightings Update: June
While activity has slowed down as manatees travel throughout the state of Florida, there are still a few interesting sightings to report! Find out who’s been spotted.
A video still featuring Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley. Manatee Q&A: How long are manatees in rehabilitation?
This month’s sightings update included mentions of recently released manatees Artemis, Finch, and Scampi. Have you ever wondered how long the average rescued manatee spends being rehabilitated? Learn the answer from SMC’s Wayne Hartley.
Deep Dent at Blue Spring State Park. Don’t miss: June 1 marks the official beginning of Florida’s rainy season, and the return of our Fertilizer-Free for Manatees campaign! Find out more about how we can all protect our waterways.

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Photo Credits: It's A Fact © David Schrichte; Manatee Sightings Update © FWC. Florida Legislative Update © Wayne Hartley. All others © Save the Manatee Club. Photos and illustrations may only be used with permission. Contact Save the Manatee Club for more information.

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