Manatee Sightings Update: February 2024

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By Cora Berchem, Director of Multimedia and Manatee Research Associate

Our above-water webcam got this cute video of adoptee Annie on her visit to Blue Spring State Park on November 24.
A beautiful video of Phyllis traveling in the protected warm-water sanctuary of Blue Spring on December 8.
Adoptee Phyllis also swam by the underwater camera on December 8!
Adoptee Lenny follows manatee Ann and her calf on December 15.
Adoptee Aqua leaves the Blue Spring sanctuary for the St Johns River on a rainy afternoon on December 16. Adoptee Brutus can be seen in the foreground.
We caught sight of Deep Dent on the above-water camera, swimming towards the St. Johns River on December 20.
Margarito has only made a few visits this season. Here he is on December 20.
A large aggregation of manatees was seen at Blue Spring on the morning of December 22. Adoptee Merlin is featured in this aggregation.
On December 22, adoptee Lenny was seen traveling past the above-water webcam.
December 30 was a cold day and lots of manatees were seeking refuge at Blue Spring. Adoptee Howie is in the center of this large and steamy aggregation.
Adoptee Floyd follows manatee Della and her calf to the St Johns River on January 3.
Adoptee Merlin travels to the St Johns River, also on January 3.

Can’t wait for April for the next sighting round-up? Make sure to visit our webcam blog to see daily updates!

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