Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Manatees of Blue Spring

Sunday, February 3rd - - Located north of Orlando, Florida along the St. Johns River, Blue Spring State Park is the winter home of a small population of West Indian Manatees. Perhaps a dozen or so were within the viewing area provided by the park on the day I visited. For more information on the Manatees, see the Save the Manatee website.

The shallow, crystal-clear water is ideal for viewing the Manatees.

A little one coming up for air.

A group of four youngsters heading upstream.


This one was feeding on the algae at the bottom of the stairs. It was there for quite a while and it was one of the larger manatees in the area that day.

Another large one meandering upstream. They seemed to like to hang out beneath the viewing platform.

A more mature manatee.

A psychedelic version, compliments of a little wind and some sunshine.

There was a lot of pushing going on around a tree that had fallen into the stream.

The green leaves must have been the best tasting...

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Becky Wiseman, "The Manatees of Blue Spring," Kinexxions, posted February 20, 2013 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-manatees-of-blue-spring.html : accessed [access date])

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful and it looks warm. Still a bit coolish in Arizona. I think I need to put this on my bucket list!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Yes, it was warm! There are several other places in Florida where the Manatees can be viewed. Interesting creatures and well worth a visit.

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  2. Love manatees and Blue Springs. Been there a fee times but I don't remember the wster and colors being so vivid and clear.

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