Manatee Sightings

From the charming webcomic "Man versus Manatee" by Rachel Arnow. See more of Rachel's manatee comics at mvsm.omnomzom.com or on Facebook She puts out a new comic each "Manatee Monday."


David Schrichte manatee photo

Hernando County, Florida: In October, photographer David Schrichte took a kayak trip down the Weeki Wachee River and found manatees on the way. He took this photo of what looks to be a mother manatee with a calf and a yearling. (Photo © David Schrichte)

Orange City, Florida: Watch Manatee Webcam video as Wayne Hartley, Save the Manatee Club's Manatee Specialist, and a diver from the U.S. Geological Survey's Sirenia Project conduct manatee research at Blue Spring State Park. They attract several manatees who find them just as interesting!

   
David Schrichte manatee photo

Hernando County, Florida: A sweet photo as both mother and calf surface to breathe. (Photo © David Schrichte)

Orange City, Florida: Watch video from our Manatee Webcams at Blue Spring as Jessica and her yearling calf play with a floating transmitter and are joined by another curious manatee. Be sure to watch at left as the yearling does a "half" barrel roll -- so cute!

   
David Schrichte manatee photo

Hernando County, Florida: One of the manatees David sighted had healed scars and reminds us that manatees are vulnerable to boat hits. Get protection tips and other materials at our Boater Tips page. (Photo © David Schrichte)

Orange City, Florida: Save the Manatee Club's Manatee Webcams capture lots of manatees gathered on a chilly January day at Blue Spring. According to Wayne Hartley, SMC Manatee Specialist, the manatees in this video include Michelle, Nick, Jim, Lucille, Koko, Hogan, Lillith, No Tail, and Pear.

   

North Captiva Island, Florida: Dr. Jon Cobb sent this photo of a mother manatee and her tiny calf. Most manatee females give birth to a single calf about 47 inches long and 66 pounds, although a few cases of twins have been documented.

Orange City, Florida: See a video of resting manatees from our Blue Spring webcams and then as a manatee surfaces to breathe. The manatees in this video include Georgia and Ishmael. Georgia has the youngsters, and Ishmael appears right at the end of the video.

   

A Gourdeous Manatee: For Linda Watson, one of our Facebook fans, it was love at first sight. "I found the gourd and immediately saw the manatee within!" she says. Pictured with I'm A Manatee book by John Lithgow. (Photo courtesy Linda Watson.)

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... There is certainly no shortage of creativity among manatee supporters! Check out the "Wonder Womanatee" costume created for Halloween by manatee friend Cynthia Millaudon. (Photo courtesy Cynthia Millaudon.)



Manatee Do you have a manatee sighting to share? Send photos and a short description to education@savethemanatee.org. If your photo is selected for our Paddle Tales E-Newsletter, we'll send you a free Club T-Shirt!

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