Manatee Sightings Update: December 2022
Manatee season officially started at Blue Spring on November 19, 2022, and many manatees have already visited the warm-water refuge.
Please Keep Your Distance from Manatee Mating Herds
Mating herds can appear quite dramatic, with churning waters and flailing flukes and flippers. Remember to keep your distance, for the safety of humans and manatees alike.
Higher Water Levels Give Manatees Access to Additional Habitat
With rising water levels from increased rainfall over the past few weeks, manatees have been showing up in places where they are not frequently seen, like the Wekiva River.
Changing Seas: Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees
Save the Manatee Club is one of the organizations featured in this half-hour documentary, which premiered in June on PBS.
Keep Me Tangle Free!
Fishing line, hooks, and other trash that is discarded can become intertwined in the vegetation where manatees feed. Fishing line can tangle around their flippers, or they may accidentally swallow the line or other trash.
Remembering the Manatee Lady Helen Spivey
On April 20, 2022, the manatees lost one of their strongest and most heartfelt advocates when Helen Spivey passed away at age 94.
Zelda the Manatee Joins Adoption Program
Meet our latest adoptee! In June 2022, Zelda joined the Adopt-A-Manatee program. She has been sighted in the Florida Keys—most recently with a new calf!
Manatee Sightings Update: June 2022
Sightings from the Wekiva River, Lake Monroe, and Blue Spring State Park from May and June 2022. A few familiar faces showed up with new calves, too!
Tales from the Spring: Manatee Rescue and Release
Learn more about manatee rescue and release and the stories of rehabilitation for Tink Tink, MaryKate, Lesley, and more!