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
January 22, 2018:
The research canoe was stolen over the weekend. They took out a big section of the stairs to the canoe beach, where the canoe was secured, to get it loose. We will have to use the aluminum canoe that belongs to the U.S. Geological Survey for awhile. After the fiberglass canoe, it feels very tippy. The river temp was 57° F (14° C) today and warming fast. I counted 205 manatees and ID’d 127 of those. The Save the Manatee Club adoptees in this morning were Howie, Lucille, Lenny, Doc, Floyd, Phyllis, Deep Dent, and Gator. Then I was told that while I was making my way back down the run after the count, that Nick and Paddy Doyle were seen on the webcam. — 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).
November 23, 2017: Dix and Group
November 28, 2017: Zeta and Her Calf
November 20, 2017: Barbra with Her Calf
December 6, 2017: Cute Mom and Calf Frolicking