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: The weather is warm again in Florida, and manatee season is over at Blue Spring State Park. We are currently 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: July 26, 2014
I got a call from Pat Rose at Save the Manatee Club as I had missed the call from the park staff yesterday about 1:30 p.m. Pat said Annie was in the spring run and acting strange. My guess was pregnancy and calving. After a while, I decided to go the park as what I was doing I had avoided for months and could avoid for another day. Besides, if we missed filming an adoptee giving birth, we would cry. It was Annie. She had moved to dark water to eat and was hard to film. Finally she moved all the way to the boil, and I could tell she was hugely pregnant. Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Research Institute arrived and agreed with my assessment that Annie wanted to calve. I stayed in the canoe watching over her and keeping people away as she took a nap. After a while, she woke up and began chewing algae off logs. Every time she rolled on her side I thought we’d have a new arrival, but no. I decided it was false labor, and she would wait until dark when the run would be totally quiet. Four hours of babysitting Annie was enough for me, and I left at seven o’clock. She did. I got a call from a co-worker at Save the Manatee Club, and Annie had the calf during the night. Annie and the baby are at the boil under the protection of the park.-- Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist

See photos and video of Annie and the new calf!



See Other Manatee Videos From The Blue Spring Manatee Cams:

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Cavorting

Mom with Two Calves

 
Manatee webcam closeup Manatee Jocie and her newborn calf

Close Up to Camera

Jocie and Newborn

 

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.

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