There has been quite a few sightings this summer at Blue Spring State Park, including eight new calves! Enjoy the photos and videos documenting the manatee visitors, and check out our new video on crocodiles, alligators, and manatees in collaboration with Action Miami.
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 conducted under permit # MA791721-5.)
Alligators and crocodiles are known for being fearsome predators in the animal kingdom. Manatees, however, are polar opposites as they aren’t aggressive towards animals. Lucky for them, gators and crocs behave peacefully with their manatee neighbors. Manatees share the same habitat with the crocs and gators of Florida, and they seem to enjoy each other’s company!