Wild Manatee Cams at Blue Spring State Park
Support for the webcams was made possible by a donation to Save the Manatee Club as a memorial gift in honor of the late Mrs. Norma Norton, a Florida resident who cared deeply for manatees. "Mrs. Norton's love for manatees will inspire so many people from all walks of life through Internet and webcam technology. People everywhere will get to know manatees and come to love them, as Mrs. Norton did," said Patrick Rose, Executive Director of the Club.

Please Note: Manatee season has started at Blue Spring, but when manatees are not present, we will be featuring prior recordings. You can also scroll down the page to see other manatee videos from the web cam. Any people seen in the videos are researchers or other individuals with special permission.


Latest Manatee Update: December 17, 2014
Today I saw Philip, Annie, Lily, Deep Dent, Phyllis, Paddy Doyle, and Flash among the 171 manatees I IDd. I counted 286 manatees, but I wonder how many were in the steam and clay that I missed. I recorded Philip and had done a couple more when I looked over and there was Phud breathing right beside Philip where I could not see a manatee on the bottom, never mind ID! They are brothers by the way. The park staff counted more than 300 manatees over the weekend, which seemed a little high to me until I realized the river temp had dipped below 59° F (15° C) both days and at a time I would not have recorded it had I been doing a count. Saw two turkeys fly over the run ahead of me, I love it! A few days ago I saw a wild sow with at least six piglets at the edge of the run that I reported to the Park Biologist. Feral pigs take resources from the native animals and tear things up generally. They are a growing problem throughout the South. -- Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist

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See Other Manatee Videos From The Blue Spring Manatee Cams:

Manatee Feeding On Palm Frond Manatee moms and calves meet.

Manatee Eats Palm Fronds

Big Cow and Calf Meeting

 
Manatees cavort with calves. Manatees meet at the logs.

Cavorting With Calves

Manatees Meet At The Logs

 

Note: Any people seen in the videos are researchers or other individuals with special permission. Blue Spring State Park is not open to public swimming or diving during manatee season.



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Swimmers surrounding a manatee at the entrance to Three Sisters Springs



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