Support for the Manatee Webcams at Blue Spring State Park 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.
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Please Note: We are currently alternating our livestream with prior recordings or recordings from the season. 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
March 21, 2018:
The river temperature was two degrees lower than yesterday at 65° F (18.5° C), but there were half the number of manatees at 12. Manatees love to ruin my predictions. None of the manatees present were Save the Manatee Club (SMC) adoptables, nor was the one we want to help there. It looks like the warmest air temp will be 68° F (20° C), so the river should cool even more tonight. Perhaps Cora Berchem, SMC’s Multimedia Specialist, will have better luck tomorrow than I did today. — Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist.
Read more manatee updates from this season by clicking the “Learn More” box below.
Please call Blue Spring State Park before you visit to get the latest manatee count at the park: 386-775-3663.
- Read Manatee Updates from this season as well as past seasons.
- Identify manatees in the Club’s adoption program using Wayne Hartley’s Scar Pattern Chart (pdf).
- See Wayne’s Scar Charts for all of the Blue Spring manatees (pdf).
- Learn about Blue Spring State Park and why it is vital habitat for manatees.
- Check out our Species Spotlight to learn about other living things that share the manatee’s habitat at Blue Spring (pdf).