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Sirenian Gallery: Photos of Cute Sea Cows

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Sirenians are lumbering aquatic animals that live in tropical and sub-tropical waters and whose closest relative is the elephant. Just four Sirenian species…Read More »





live today — three manatee species that live in different coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and one species of dugong, which is found along the coasts of the Indo-Pacific Ocean — known collectively as sea cows. The now-extinct Stellar sea cow (Hydrodamalis) roamed the Eastern Pacific coast until around 1770 when the last of these were hunted to extinction by American explorers, according to the University of California, Museum of Paleontology (UCMP).   Less «
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