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 State Park! We are currently featuring prior recordings, along with the live streaming at the park. You can also scroll down the page to see other manatee videos from the web cam.

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Latest Manatee Update: February 3, 2016
The river temp was up to 66° F (19° C). The park staff counted 34 manatees, and I counted 48. I counted too many and the park staff counted too few. The park staff counts from the boardwalk are often low as it is easy to miss manatees under the trees on the far side of the run. I was trying to film and keep a rough count as manatees swam out of the run behind me. I IDd only 19. Over half of the manatees were juveniles with no easily seen scars to ID. The sole adoptee in was Gator. On November 25th, Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club's Multimedia Specialist, and I observed a heavily scarred calf by itself. Cora said she saw it approach a young female named "88." I had hoped 88 was pregnant last season, and she was the nearest and only female I observed on the 25th. That was the only time 88 and calf were seen until yesterday. They were in together and definitely a cow/calf pair! Beaten and battered by propeller and skeg as it is, the calf is fat and doing well. 88 is well, but kind of skinny for a manatee.-- Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist.



See Other Manatee Videos From The Blue Spring Manatee Cams:

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Mom and Calf Pairs

Alice and Calf

 
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Nursing

Cow and Calf Pairs

 

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.



Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.

Click on the following link or the photo at left to hear a video message from Jimmy Buffett.

   
Swimmers surrounding a manatee at the entrance to Three Sisters Springs



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