Special thanks to Save the Manatee Club staff members Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, and Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, and also to photographer David Schrichte for their work to document manatees during the 2019 – 2020 season. Watch videos from last season and highlights from previous seasons by going to our Webcam page. Several of the manatees featured are in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program. (All SMC activities conducted under permit # MA791721-5.) See more of David Schrichte’s work at manateepics.com.
Manatee adoptee Gator made a short visit to Blue Spring on April 19, 2020, swimming in and leaving with part of a tree! Enjoy this short video recorded with our webcams!
Manatee adoptee Phyllis made a surprise summer visit to Blue Spring on May 5, 2020, and we caught her visit on our above-water webcam!
Adoptee Moo Shoo and her calf. Recorded with our above-water webcam on January 9, 2020 at Blue Spring State Park
Ariel, Betsy, and Electra are three manatees who live year-round at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Watch our new video and learn more about them!
A sweet video of a mom and calf recorded with our above-water camera at Blue Spring State Park on January 26, 2020!
Alice and her calf, winter visitors to Blue Spring State Park, swim by the underwater webcam on November 30, 2019. Alice’s obvious scars are from a boat collision. Alice and her calf also made a few summer appearances at Blue Spring since season ended, most recently on May 25th and 26th.
A funny clip we caught with our underwater webcam of manatee Bryan (at right) as he bobs up and down to surface to breathe at Blue Spring on November 19, 2019!
Who says the only creatures on our webcams are manatees? Here is a short clip of an anhinga, a water bird, diving down on resting manatee Anton! Recorded with our underwater webcam at Blue Spring on December 9, 2019.
A fun clip recorded with our above-water webcam at Blue Spring State Park on February 29, 2020, when a lot of manatees suddenly appeared all at once on the camera!
Blue Spring manatee “Mata Hari” was confirmed pregnant during the 2019-2020 winter season by researchers at Blue Spring State Park. After she had a miscarriage in the summer of 2018, we were extremely happy to see her with a little calf in mid-May on our above-water webcam at Blue Spring!