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.

Above-Water Webcam

 

Underwater Webcam

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

December 12, 2018:

Without the wind pushing the spring water around, the river temp was a more realistic 61.7° F (16.5°C). We counted 388 manatees, but it should have been about 60 more. The fog was so thick, we could only see a few feet around the canoe at the beginning of the count. Fortunately the fog lifted and allowed us to see Howie before we put the canoe up. Our other adoptee sightings were Paddy Doyle, Moo Shoo, Una, Philip, Rocket, Lenny, Floyd, Aqua, Whiskers, Deep Dent, Lily, Phyllis, Doc, and Annie with calf. Lucille also showed up, but, like Howie, she missed roll call. Everybody we could expect to see except Margarito and Gator. After five years, we also have Africa back. He is not an adoptee, but it was good to see him!
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.

Please call Blue Spring State Park before you visit to get the latest manatee count at the park: 386-775-3663.