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The Florida Manatee
Facts and Information

The manatee, or sea cow, is one of the world's most unusual and fascinating animals. It is a creature of legend as much as fact.

When Christopher Columbus sighted a manatee in 1493, he mistook the docile, dumpy-looking manatee for a mermaid.

Today, we know quite a bit more about the manatee's true nature than Columbus but there are some things we still don't know.

Where to See Manatees

Manatee Pictures - Manatee Photos - A Gallery of Manatee Underwater Images

How Long Have Manatees Been Around?

Why Manatees Were Mistaken for Mermaids

Manatees and Elephants: Close Cousins

Manatee--Where The Name Came From

How Long Do Manatees Live?

Why Manatees Became Endangered

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