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.

Above-Water Webcam at Blue Spring State Park

 

Underwater Webcam at Blue Spring State Park

Please Note: Manatee Season has started at Blue Spring State Park. At night, or when there are issues with the webcams, we will play highlights video of previously recorded webcam footage. 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 Sightings

January 17, 2022:

Thinking I might be able to beat the wind that was supposed to pick up significantly after 10 a.m., I decided to attempt a count. I got to the park and to my surprise, there was no wind! Of course it picked up in gusts as soon I launched the canoe, and after four transects of estimating manatees, I turned around and gave up. Deciding to do the count from the boardwalk didn’t turn out to be much better. However, the park, who counted earlier than me, counted 548 manatees. I counted at least 397, but I’ll go with the park count today.

The river temperature was 16° C (60.8° F). The adoptees I was able to spot were Aqua, Moo Shoo with calf, Annie, Gator, and Phyllis. Most likely there were many more. Yesterday, Lucille, Lily, and Paddy Doyle were on the webcam. Due to the high winds, there were lots of leaves, tree limbs, and palm fronds that fallen into the water, so the manatees were checking those out all around the underwater camera until late into the evening yesterday. Lucille was one of the participants – it was a sight to see! Hoping for less wind for the rest of the week. — Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate

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.

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Underwater Webcam at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

 

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

Please Note: The park has opened the gates to wild manatees, so you can expect to see them on the webcams now. The permanent resident manatees (Ariel and Betsy) as well as the manatees in rehabilitation (Keeks and Heinz) are in the paddock area of the park and not on the webcams. At night, or when there are issues with the webcams, we will play highlights video of previously recorded webcam footage.

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Meet A Manatee: Deep Dent

He visits Blue Spring State Park in the winter

Deep Dent the manateeNamed for his obvious scars, he is shy and a bit of a loner.
Learn more and see photos and video.

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