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 18, 2019:
The river temp was 59.9° F (15° C). Comparing the river temps and the manatee counts for the past four days, I would say the river temps we were getting were very much affected by the temperature of the spring run. Our river temps for the past few days should have been much lower. Today we counted 340 manatees, which was 60 less than yesterday. The park count was also much lower. I ID’d 188 manatees and found the following Save the Manatee Club adoptees: Lily, Floyd, Lucille, Philip, Annie & calf, Howie, Gator, Moo Shoo, and Whiskers.
— Wayne Hartley, Manatee 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.