Lucille regularly winters at Blue Spring State Park. She was born in 1980, had her first calf at an early age, and became a grandmother in 1993.

Lily By Wayne Hartley


Lily is one of the few adult females to regularly winter at the Blue Spring State Park. She has returned each year since 1974 and has had at least 11 calves.

Lenny SMC


Lenny was born to Luna in 1978 and winters at Blue Spring State Park each year. Lenny is the resident “couch potato,” preferring rest to all other activities.

Howie SMC


Howie is a male manatee who has wintered at Blue Spring since 1971. In a mischievous incident, he tipped the research canoe—complete with researchers in it!

Gator SMC


Gator was first identified in 2011 at Blue Spring State Park. He was seen on the webcam chasing and playing with an alligator at the park, earning him his name!

An underwater photo of Floyd the manatee swimming at Blue Spring State Park.


Floyd was born in the summer of 1978. He is easily identified by the park’s rangers because of an old injury that left him with only half a tail.

An underwater photo of Flash the manatee swimming through the clear Blue Spring waters.


Flash is a large male manatee first identified in 1977 at Blue Spring State Park. He is shy of human contact and will take off in a “flash” when disturbed.

An underwater photo of Doc the manatee swimming toward the camera.


Doc has returned to Blue Spring State Park nearly every winter since 1976, and he’s one of the few manatees frequently spotted in the spring in the summer.

An underwater photo of Deep Dent the manatee swimming through Blue Spring State Park.

Deep Dent

Deep Dent is a medium-sized male who first showed up at Blue Spring State Park in 1979. He has a deep, “dent-like,” propeller wound on his tail.

An underwater photo of Brutus the manatee swimming past.


Brutus is one of Blue Spring’s largest manatees. He weighs in at almost 1,900 pounds and has been a regular winter visitor since 1970.