sea cow


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Recent Examples on the Web Wheelie, also known as Schwinn by researchers, was confirmed to be the same manatee by the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, who attempted to rescue the sea cow earlier this year. Fox 35 News Staff, FOX 35 Orlando, "Manatee with bike tire wrapped around torso reappears at Blue Spring State Park tire-free," 11 Dec. 2020 Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and a team from the Dolphin Research Center rescued the female sea cow in Key Largo Sunday and transported it to the Virginia Key water park. Johnny Diaz,, "Manatee hit by boat in the Keys getting medical care at Miami Seaquarium," 9 Oct. 2019 The 1,000-pound sea cows that lurk just below our waters’ surface have returned for the winter. Lois K. Solomon,, "Manatees are back! Boaters, be on the lookout," 15 Nov. 2019 Plus, who wouldn’t want to ring in the new year snorkeling with a sea cow? al, "Swim with manatees in this charming Florida town," 16 Oct. 2019 The list of the fallen includes some relatively familiar creatures, such as the passenger pigeon and the Steller’s sea cow. Washington Post, "Scientists decry 'ignorance’ of rolling back species protections in the midst of a mass extinction," 15 Aug. 2019 Dugongs are a species of sea cow which graze on sea grasses in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Stephanie Bailey, CNN, "Meet the Thai actor who helped make a baby sea cow an internet star," 6 Aug. 2019 Hundreds would turn out to try to get a glimpse of the sea cow. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "In 1995, a manatee made its way up Buffalo Bayou. Houstonians were enthralled," 5 Aug. 2019 This marine animal - sometimes described as a sea cow - is usually found in Florida’s shallow rivers, bays, canals, and coastal waters. Fox News, "Manatee shocks Florida man when it comes ashore to munch on grass," 28 July 2019

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1613, in the meaning defined above

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