Watch manatees on underwater and above-water webcams at Blue Spring State Park and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Webcam videos available, too! Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Underwater Webcam Highlights at Blue Spring State Park

 

Above-Water Webcam at Blue Spring State Park

Please Note: The weather is warmer in Florida, and Manatee Season at Blue Spring State Park ended on March 16th. The above-water cam is still live, but we are currently playing the underwater cam highlights video from previous seasons. At night, or if there are issues with the cams, we will switch to highlights videos. 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

March 12, 2020:

The river temp was 70° F (21° C). One manatee was in, and it was our recently released individual. I think the season is over. Though I will watch the last week of March and the first week of April closely.
— Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist

Read more manatee updates from this season at Blue Spring State Park by clicking the blue Get Manatee Updates 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.

 

 

Underwater Webcam at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

 

Above-Water Webcam at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Please Note: The weather is warmer in Florida, and the gates have been closed at the park. The park’s resident manatees — Ariel, Betsy, and Electra — are now roaming the spring, so you may see them on the webcams! These are captive, permanent resident manatees who are non-releasable. You may see them eating lettuce, which is part of their diet at the park. Please do not feed lettuce to wild manatees.

At night, or if there are issues with the cams, we will switch to highlights videos from previous seasons at Blue Spring State Park. 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.

 

Meet A Manatee: ARIEL

A manatee who lives at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Ariel the manateeRescued as a calf with her mother, she is curious and social.
Learn more and see photos and video.