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Manatee Sighting Update: April 2024

The river temperature dropped to 57.6° F on January 22, 2024, causing 717 manatees to turn up for the count! Aqua was among them, and we managed to get this sweet photo of her during her visit.
The river temperature dropped to 57.6° F on January 22, 2024, causing 717 manatees to turn up for the count! Aqua was among them, and we managed to get this sweet photo of her during her visit.

By Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate

Sighting Update: Blue Spring

Manatee adoptee Moo Shoo, her calf, and others travel through the waters of the protected warm-water sanctuary, Blue Spring State Park, on November 28, 2023.
Manatee adoptee Gator was spotted hanging out with two friends at Blue Spring on February 1, 2024.
Manatee adoptee Paddy Doyle joined a large aggregation on February 2, 2024.
In December 2021, Save the Manatee Club staff and park volunteers noticed a very small, orphaned and cold stressed calf at Blue Spring State Park. The calf was observed for several days but was not bonding with any mother, so the decision was made to rescue her. In February 2024, Tink Tink had gained over 800 pounds and was released alongside 4 other manatees who had been rescued as orphans. Watch our short video to learn more about Tink Tink’s story.
A big “Thank You” to all the organizations who helped Tink Tink along the way!
Manatee adoptees Margarito and Nick both joined an aggregation of hundreds of manatees on February 22, 2024.
Manatee adoptee Phyllis joined a late season aggregation at Blue Spring State Park on February 26, 2024. Here she is seen taking a breath of air in the protected warm-water sanctuary.
Manatee adoptee Annie swims by the underwater webcam on February 27, 2024.
A beautiful video of manatee Sharon and her young calf alongside multiple tarpon in the protected warm-water sanctuary at Blue Spring State Park.

Sighting Update: Other Locations

Millie surprised us once again by making a trip from Blue Spring, where she was seen in December, down to Fort Lauderdale, where she was photographed in January.
Our newest webcams at Silver Springs State Park are now live on ManaTV.org! Watch a highlight reel above, and check out the live webcams, including an interactive 180-degree underwater camera, on our webcam page.

More Recent News

Phyllis was seen by researchers at Blue Spring State Park on April 2024.

Manatee Sighting Update: June 2024

During the summer months, manatees disperse from their winter aggregation sites, so sightings of manatees are less frequent; however, a few have been spotted!

Save the Manatee Club staff and volunteers after building seagrass exclusion devices with Brevard Zoo Restore Our Shores.

Earth Day Highlights and Volunteer Appreciation

We had an unexpected surge of activity during Volunteer Appreciation Month and Earth Month, celebrating volunteers and raising awareness for manatees!

Summer Reading Books

Splash into Summer Reading with Manatees 

Summer is the perfect time to dive into a book about manatees! We’ve created a Manatee Book List that offers a range of engaging reads for all ages.