Manatees are of the order Sirenia, deriving their name from the sirens of Greek mythology. Legend has it that Columbus wrote of seeing mermaids along the coast of the New World. Later he realized his mistake...these beautiful sirens were manatees.
If you don’t already know, I have the very tall order of raising nearly $800 for a manatee tracking monitor. (Please read my previous blogs for more information). I have just heard that 10% of the population of this magnificent endangered animal has perished this year. The manatee’s situation is critical...please hear their siren song!
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