Special thanks to Save the Manatee Club staff members Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, and Cora Berchem, Manatee Research & Multimedia Specialist, for their work to document the manatees this season and provide us with all the wonderful photos, video, and information. Watch manatees live on the webcams and see videos from last season by going to our Webcam page. Several of the manatees featured are in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program. (All activities conducted under permit # MA791721-5.)
Watch a hilarious video of a manatee rubbing its snout along a downed palm tree at Blue Spring State Park. Recorded on Thanksgiving Day, 2019.
A juvenile manatee swims and then rests in the protected warm water sanctuary at Blue Spring State Park while a large group of manatees, including a tiny calf, go by behind it.
Recorded with our underwater webcam on November 21, 2019.
Manatee Alice and her calf travel at Blue Spring State Park. The calf is approximately 4-5 months old. Alice can be identified by the series of propeller scars on her left side and is sometimes affectionately called the “Zebra manatee” by our volunteers.
A subadult manatee chases female manatee Lemon at Blue Spring State Park. Recorded with our underwater webcam on November 21, 2019.
Manatee Amanda and her young calf check out our underwater webcam. Recorded on November 23, 2019.
On a rainy morning before dawn, a mother manatee travels with calves in the protected warm water sanctuary of Blue Spring State Park. Recorded with our above-water webcam on November 15, 2019.
A mother manatee and her calf swim in the spring run at Blue Spring State Park on November 22, 2019. Recorded with our above-water webcam.
Manatee Baha and two friends captured on our underwater webcam at Blue Spring State Park. Recorded on November 23, 2019. Watch how the manatees use their flippers to push off the water bottom.