Manatee Sightings

February 2018

Dallas the manatee and her calf
A sweet photo of manatee Dallas and her little calf perched on her flipper. Taken on November 17, 2017.
Manatee and Alligator at Blue Spring State Park.
Our good friend David Schrichte recently captured some unusual and fascinating interaction between a manatee and alligator at Blue Spring State Park. See more of David’s work at Manateepics.com. Learn more about manatees and alligators.

Annie, one of Save the Manatee Club’s adoptees, investigates the boil area at Blue Spring State Park in December 2017. You can adopt Annie and other manatees at savethemanatee.org/adopt. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.)

Gator the manatee
Gator on January 9, 2018.
Howie the manatee
Howie on January 9, 2018.
Manatees at Satellite Beach canal in January 2018.
In early January, when the temps were just above freezing in Florida, manatees gathered in a canal near Satellite Beach to stay warm.

See video of a cute mom and calf frolicking with other manatees on the webcams at Blue Spring State Park on December 6, 2017. (Video ©Save the Manatee Club.) Watch more at ManaTV.org.

Deep Dent the manatee
Deep Dent on January 19, 2018.
Lily the manatee
Lily on January 23, 2018.

Floyd with other manatees at Blue Spring State Park on December 26, 2017. You get a good look at his distinctive tail. Also, watch for the cute calf who steals the show near the end of the video. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.)

Nick the manatee
Nick at Blue Spring State Park. He was last spotted at Blue Spring on January 22, 2018.
Whiskers the manatee
Whiskers on December 28, 2017.

Aqua takes refuge at the warm waters of Blue Spring in December 2017. Also, watch for the four manatees that “photobomb” her in the middle of the video. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.)
Lenny the manatee
Lenny on January 18, 2018.
Lucille the manatee
Lucille on November 1, 2017.
Fanning Springs Manatees 2018
On a recent trip to Florida, photographer David Schrichte snapped this sweet pic of manatees snoozing near Fanning Springs. See more of David’s work at ManateePics.com

A great video of Dix and a group of seven other manatees as they swim by the webcams at Blue Spring State Park on November 23, 2017. Watch more at ManaTV.org. (Video ©Save the Manatee Club.)
Merlin the manatee
Merlin has been spending time at an area north of Blue Spring this winter. He was last sighted there on January 8, 2018.
Margarito the manatee
Margarito on January 19, 2018.

Phyllis, the larger of the two manatees in this video, is famous for having the first recorded twins at Blue Spring. She has also been known to adopt orphans and is frequently accompanied by juveniles as is shown in this video from December 2017. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.)
Flash the manatee
Flash at Blue Spring State Park. He was sighted at the park on December 13, 2017. He was last spotted at an area north of Blue Spring on January 8th.
Doc the manatee
Doc on January 6, 2018.

A short video of Paddy Doyle and friends at Blue Spring State Park in December 2017. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.) You can adopt Paddy Doyle and other manatees at savethemanatee.org/adopt.
Philip the manatee
Philip on January 5, 2018.

Sometimes the manatees give us a good laugh on the abovewater camera. Watch Barbra the manatee push a stick around the spring run. (Video © Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club.)

Manatee at Weeki Wachee River 2018
A manatee spotted by photographer David Schrichte recently in the Weeki Wachee River. See more of David’s photos at ManateePics.com.