Manatee Sightings Update: April 2021

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Special thanks to Save the Manatee Club staff members Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, and Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, for their work to document manatees during the 2020–2021 season. Watch more videos from the manatee season on our Webcam page. Several of the manatees featured are in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program. (All SMC activities conducted under permit # MA791721-5.)

Sightings Update: Blue Spring Adoptees

Adoptee Aqua was spotted with her calf and some juvenile manatees at Blue Spring State Park and recorded with our underwater webcam on January 29, 2021. (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)
Paddy Doyle was captured on our above-water webcam with lots of friends at Blue Spring on February 7, 2021. He’s the one swimming in at about 0:16​ sec into the video from the bottom left. (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)
Manatee adoptee Una with a juvenile manatee on January 29, 2021. (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)

Other Blue Spring Sightings

Earlier this season, Shalane’s little calf was right in front of our underwater webcam at Blue Spring State Park on January 6, chewing on a palm frond and digging in the bottom. Too cute! (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)
Here’s another video of Shalane and her calf on February 8, 2021. Watch for the “manatee footprint” on the surface of the water at the end when the calf uses its paddle-shaped tail to catch up with mom.
Watch this dramatic footage of a big cavorting group pursuing manatee Mossback from our underwater webcam on February 5, 2021. (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)
More great shots of a big group including Frank and Cortez on February 5, 2021. From our underwater webcam at Blue Spring. (Video © Save the Manatee Club.)

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