Save the manatee is a national nonprofit and membership based organization that was established by singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffet, and former US Senator, Bob Graham, in 1981. Their mission is to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. With the efforts of Save the Manatee, in March 2017, the US Fish and Wildlife Services announced that manatees were no longer on the endangered species list.
The founders of Alpha Omega chose save the manatee in 1993 and adopted a manatee, Paddy Doyle. Paddy Doyle is a male manatee that was first identified in 1971.
Paddy Doyle makes regular visits to Blue Spring State Park in the winter. Check out this video of him and his friends.