sea cow


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sea cow

a marine placental mammal of the order Sirenia; a dugong or manatee.
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Initial comparisons with fossil specimens suggest it belongs to one of two extinct species of plant-eating sirenia, also known as sea cows, according to research by Federico Panti and Paolo Forti, a member of the Palawan expedition.
Because manatees are always eating--they graze all day long, like cows--they have earned the nickname sea cows.
The area is the only habitat in Japan of the sea cow, designated a protected animal by the Japanese government itself.
Still, we climbed aboard the Sea Cow for a snorkel outing to Klein Bonaire, a tiny, uninhabited cay that shelters in a protective crook of the west coast.
The rare manatee or sea cow, an aquatic mammal which is believed to have been the inspiration for sailors' stories of mermaids, is expected to be a key attraction in the Central American swamp area.
So the gentle sea cow begins its leisurely migration in search of warmer waters.
DISCOVER THE WORLD'S 'mysterious manatees' on a trip to Crystal River in Florida which offers a unique opportunity to swim with one of the most gentle creatures of the ocean - the manatee or sea cow.
A fifth group called the Stellar's Sea Cow was hunted into extinction in the 1700s.
THIS creature is clearly a big thing in the marine world And the manatee, or sea cow, has helped the snapper who took the shot become the first woman underwater photography World Champ.
Petersburg, a woman was arrested for taking a ride on a manatee, aka a sea cow, punishable by a six-month jail sentence or a $500 fine.
The dugong, commonly known as the sea cow, is a sea grass-dependant marine mammal of tropical and subtropical coastal waters, with high genetic biodiversity value.
In the search of the dugong, a Sirenia (marine mammal) that lives along the coast of the Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific Ocean, test excavations were made in "dugong mound" of Akab in the 1990's and it was interpreted as a sea cow butchering site.