Photo Brad Stith ©
January 2012 marks the unveiling of the new manatee webcam at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Florida. Underwater cameras provide live streaming video of manatees and other spring inhabitants. The video is available at www.savethemanatee.org/livecams
Visitors to the spring can watch the real time streaming video on a large TV screen, and internet visitors from around the world can choose to see live footage of the manatees or watch archived footage of manatee behavior.
In winter, wild manatees take refuge at warm-water sites like Blue Springs because they cannot tolerate cold-water temperatures. Blue Spring is one of the most important warm-water refuges for the Upper St. Johns River manatees, with a constant year-round temperature of 72 degrees.
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