TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Save the Manatee Club will host virtual events in place of in-person events for Manatee Appreciation Day on Wednesday.
The day of appreciation is held every year on the third Wednesday of March. It’s a day dedicated to learning about, appreciating and helping manatees.
You may know the club through their live web cameras that show activity both above and below the water at Blue Springs State Park and Homosassa Springs. The streams are often featured on the 8 On Your Side Facebook page.
Throughout the day, Save the Manatee Club will be sharing photos, videos, quizzes, contests and Q&A sessions to promote education and awareness.
“Have you ever wondered how far manatees can travel, or where you can spot them IRL? Now’s the time to ask!” the club said in a press release.
Due to constraints from the coronavirus pandemic, Save the Manatee Club officials say their rescue and rehabilitation partner organizations are facing challenges in providing care for the gentle giants. Those interested in donating to the club can click here.
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