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
December 13, 2017:
The river was down to 58° F (14° C). The wind and silt were better but still bad. The better visibility was shown as I counted 344 manatees and ID’d 178. Paddy Doyle, Doc, Flash, Lily, and Phyllis were in. All were in the upper half of the run above the aluminum dock. Philip made his first appearance this season by swimming in during the count. Una and her yearling were in but far apart. If they had stayed in the wild, Una would have weaned him long ago. Our female floater is not looking better. — Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist
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 16, 2017: Lucille and Her Calf
November 16, 2017: Gigi and Her Calf
November 18, 2017: Cute Cow and Calf Pairs
November 19, 2017: Manatee Frolic at Dawn