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.
Please Note: Manatee season has started at Blue Spring State Park, but manatee visits will fluctuate with the weather. If few manatees are visible on the webcams, or if the webcams are offline, please stay tuned and check back! You can also scroll down the page to see past manatee videos from the web cams. Any people seen in the videos are researchers or other individuals with special permission.
Latest Manatee Update
January 17, 2019:
The river temp continues at 63° C (17° C). The park staff counted 482 manatees, and we counted 399. The water was murky, and we were so concentrated on identification of the manatees that I was never happy with our count. I like the park count. We ID’d 227 manatees. The Save the Manatee Club adoptees we saw were Paddy Doyle, Lucille, Phyllis, Lily, Lenny, Annie, Una, Deep Dent, Howie, Nick, Doc, and Gator. Lucille has a new superficial boat strike of three propeller cuts on her right flank.
— Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, and Cora Berchem, Manatee Research & Multimedia Specialist
Read more manatee updates from this season by clicking the “Learn More” box below and click the Webcam Videos box to see manatee video clips from this season.
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).
Manatees feeding on a palm frond. December 21, 2018.