TITLE

Rarest of Sightings

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Dec2006, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses sightings of a manatee in Delaware, Maryland, the Hudson River, and south off the coast of Rhode Island. Manatees are endangered and most live in Florida. They are rarely seen north of Virginia. Cousins of the elephant, the whiskered mammals can grow to be 12 feet long and can weigh up to 3,000 lbs. An herbivore, the manatee probably evolved from an animal that waded in water to eat plants.
ACCESSION #
23498611

 

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