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Manatee Sightings Update: February 2022

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.
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.

By Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate
All activities conducted under permits DEP #02042213 and USFWS #MA791721-6.

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! See photos of adoptees sighted so far this season by Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist, Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate, and our partners at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

You can watch more videos from the manatee season on our Webcam and YouTube pages. Many of the manatees featured below are in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program.

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