Blue Spring State Park Live Cam, Under Water, Florida USA
Blue Spring State Park live cam, Researchers have recorded the life history of individual manatees at Blue Spring since 1978, including births, deaths and relationships. Manatees migrate to warmer spring water during the colder months in Florida, and will often return to the same spring every year.
Manatees are identified by their scar patterns, which they acquire mainly from boat strikes, but also from fishing line entanglements, cold lesions, and fungal infections.
The research data collected, both in person and through live video streaming, comprises one of the world’s longest running and comprehensive manatee databases in existence.
Several government agencies partner to maintain a Manatee Individual Photo-Identification System (MIPS) for the Florida manatee.Identifications by State Park rangers and Save the Manatee Club researchers at Blue Spring have contributed a large number of sightings to this database.