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New Science for Protecting Manatees

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Manatees and dugongs are marine mammals of the order Sirenia.They originated in the middle Eocene period around 45 to 50 million years ago.They are gentle, plant-eating herbivores sometimes nicknamed "sea cows".The name manatee comes from the Haitian word

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Friday January 28, 2011, 3:52 pm

Marti Williams (170)
Friday January 28, 2011, 4:00 pm
Thanks Yrna...

Sherry H. (67)
Friday January 28, 2011, 6:36 pm
They are so sweet. I heard that one could swim with manatees at Crystal River, which I think? is in Florida. I don't know if they still do that or not.

Shirley S. (179)
Friday January 28, 2011, 9:06 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Friday January 28, 2011, 10:04 pm
Noted, I hope it works...

Lyn henry (19)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 8:53 am

Tina Mia P. (141)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 5:11 pm
Thanks Yrna for posting!Great information!

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (46)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 8:22 pm

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 3:13 am
They are such gentle creatures. I hope they survive!
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