Sweetheart and the manatee

Adopt this sea creature for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a super one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift for your animal-lover sweetheart?

Consider helping out the beloved endangered manatee through the Save the Manatee Club. These gentle giants found in Florida coastal waters are at risk of extinction due to human activities. Collisions with boats are the No. 1 cause of death for the creatures and the greatest risk to their survival.

Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffet and former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham founded the Save the Manatee Club in 1981. A $25 tax-deductible adoption gift includes a color photo of a real Florida manatee, along with an adoption certificate, biography, membership handbook, and a subscription to a quarterly newsletter. Procedes go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat. For more info, visit www.savethemanatee.org.