sea cow


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sea cow

a marine placental mammal of the order Sirenia; a dugong or manatee.
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The latest discoveries bring the total number of sea cow deaths probed by EAD to 165 incidents in recent years caused mainly by illegal fishing nets, boat strikes and marine pollution.
Benji is convinced she is a Dugong (a sea cow) but the Dugong is determined to prove she is a mermaid.
We also had one of the greatest encounters with a dugong or sea cow in the waters of Busuanga.
This species of sea cow were alive since the Pleistocene age which was around 2.6 million years ago.
The early settlers named the county after "the gentle sea cow, or Manatee, seen so frequently in the area's numerous waterways," according to the Chamber of Commerce.
On page 240, you'll read about "a small heard of caribou." A biologist states on page 155 that Steller's sea cow went extinct "at the turn of the century," but it actually had gone extinct by 1768.
The dodo, Stellar's sea cow and Great Auk all feature before focusing in on one of the next potential casualties, the tiger.
The 615kg blonde Charolais, who has been nicknamed Sirenia - meaning sea cow - crossed Kenmare Bay in Kerry in a daring freezing water swim.
The reef is also home to species such as the dugong (sea cow), the large green turtle and giant clams more than 120 years old.
have seen the grey beards of Northern Florida, swam with the sea cow. I
He describes the act of writing, for a spectator, as "an activity with all the attendant drama of a sea cow grazing in a shallow Florida river." In one essay his slacks "girded the soft flesh of my belly like piano wire." He introduces his own father with a concept called "The Small Penis Rule."
Philippines: The bones of an extinct sea cow species that lived about 20 million years ago have been discovered in a cave in the Philippines by a team of Italian scientists, the expedition head said Monday.