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
Today, we know quite a bit more about the manatee's true nature than
Where to See Manatees
Picture - Manatee Photo Gallery
Long Have Manatees Been Around?
Were Manatees Mistaken for Mermaids
and Elephants: Close Cousins
Manatee--Where Did Its Name Come From?
Long do Manatees Live?
Manatees Became Endangered
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