Manatees are some of the most adorable sea creatures that grace Florida's waterways. They flock to our springs in the winter months since they stay a comfy temp year-round. While you'd normally have to kayak the river runs and book snorkeling tours to see them, you can watch the manatees at Blue Spring State Park in Florida on underwater webcams from the comfort of your own home.
If practicing your social distancing and self-isolation is making you restless, check out this footage from under the sea! This virtual escape will bring a smile to your face as you watch cute chubby sea cows swim lazily beneath the waves.
Blue Spring State Park's cams offer both under and above water views of the springs and waterways these gentle giants of the deep call home.
During the winter season, the cams are live; however, now that the temps have changed and we've transitioned into spring, the video feeds will highlight spottings for the past season — offering just over 2 hours of deep-sea entertainment.
You may also spot other sealife swimming around, including catfish, tarpon, mullet, turtles, and bass. Some fish swim close to these cows of the sea and nibble on the algae growing on their backs.
You can actually adopt a manatee at Blue Spring State Park. The proceeds help support manatee conservation. You'll even get a free plush manatee with your contribution.
Florida has tons of other cute animals you can watch live on your laptop from the comfort of your couch too, including tigers, dolphins, bobcats, sea turtles, otters, gators, crocs, monkeys, and eagles.
Pull up the manatee cam this spring for the ultimate therapeutic pastime. You can have a captivating "underwater" getaway without ever leaving the couch.
You can find this webcam feed and more here.