Florida's favorite tunesmith is using his celebrity to bring attention to the plight of Florida's endangered manatees.
Jimmy Buffett has released a YouTube video showing the unusual marine creature up close. Buffett does not sing on the video, which was created through his affiliation with the Save the Manatee Club. Instead he talks about the manatee's plight and asks the public for help.
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A 2012 public service announcement for Save the Manatee Club (SMC) narrated by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, Co-Chair of the SMC Board of Directors. The PSA features captivating high definition video by SMC Executive Director Patrick Rose and Crystal River videographer, Tracy Colson. Broadcast quality of the TV PSA is available for download and in other formats by contacting Janice Nearing, the Club's Director of Public Relations, at email@example.com.