Updated on October 26, 2023

Ready to dive into another episode of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild? This week’s adventure takes us to the Southeast where we’ll encounter two marine animals.

Peter ventures to Florida with Naturalist David Mizejewski with the National Wildlife Federation where they meet the experts who are battling to protect endangered sea turtles and at-risk manatees. On the beaches, they collect valuable data from sea turtle nests, before visiting a marine laboratory in Sarasota where baby sea turtles are rescued and rehabilitated. They also meet the biologists battling to save manatees from starvation and collisions from boat traffic. Peter helps track down two vulnerable manatees that were saved by these conservationists and released back into the wild. The co-hosts also witness the triumphant release of one sea turtle who is released back into the Atlantic Ocean after being rescued and nursed back to good health.

Catch the manatees and sea turtles in the episode this Saturday morning on NBC’s “The More You Know” programming block. Check your local listings for airtimes.

If you can’t sea our marine life episode live, watch “Sea Creatures of the Florida Coast” streaming on

Can’t get enough of these incredible marine animals? Discover the story of manatee and sea turtle conservation.

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