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.

Click the following link if you are using a mobile device or are having problems viewing the webcams.

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.