Manatee Sightings: Moms and Calves
There were several manatee mother and calf pairs visiting Blue Spring State Park this summer that were captured on the webcam. Enjoy the photos and videos documenting the special stopovers.
Watch more videos from the manatee season on our Webcam page. Several of the manatees featured are in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program. (All SMC activities are conducted under permit # MA791721-5.)
Demi stopped by at Blue Spring on July 22nd with her yearling calf and another youngster in tow, followed by Vali and her small calf. Fun fact about Demi: she was the focal female in a mating herd in Lake Monroe at the end of May 2019. In summer 2020 she showed up at Blue Spring State Park with the resulting calf! They came back for the winter season, and Demi has made a few appearances since then — during the summer, too. Could SMC adoptees Philip or Paddy Doyle be the father? They were both in the mating herd. (©Save the Manatee Club, 2021)