Volunteers Jane F., Trinket M., and Kiki S. at the Florida Manatee Festival in Crystal River, Florida. January 15, 2022.

Welcome Back, Volunteers!

Not only does a return to in-person events mean that we can share information with the public, it also means that our amazing volunteers are back in action.

Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, and Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, take "roll call" on a cold winter morning at Blue Spring State Park. Photo courtesy David Schrichte.

Manatee Sightings Update: February 2022

The chilly weather in January brought many manatees to Blue Spring State Park. On January 29, park staff counted 721 manatees, which is a new record!

Manatee Gibbs was sighted on Save the Manatee Club's webcams shortly after she was released at Blue Spring State Park.

Winter News

There was both exciting and sad manatee news to start the new year in January 2022, with sightings of familiar faces, releases, and rehabilitation updates.