The Original Siren Song

A full-grown manatee, which can weigh more than 1,000 pounds, looks like the result of a love affair involving a walrus and the Goodyear Blimp.

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biomedicalephemera:

Manatus australis (now Trichecus manatus) - West Indian Manatee
The West Indian Manatee includes the subspecies Trichecus manatus latirostris, the Florida Manatee. This is the species that likes to loll around the river heads of central-southern Florida during the winter, leading to the development of several “manatee parks” that let tourists and residents view the overwintering creatures, while also providing rehabilitation to the injured and an especially strongly protected area for the wild individuals.
Manatees belong to the order Sirenia, which also includes dugongs and the extinct Stellar’s sea cow. Unlike other marine mammals, Sirenia are primarily herbivorous, though they are opportunistic feeders and will consume small fish and crustaceans when they’re nearby.
Biologia centrali-americana: Mammalia. Edward Richard Alston, 1882.

biomedicalephemera:

Manatus australis (now Trichecus manatus) - West Indian Manatee

The West Indian Manatee includes the subspecies Trichecus manatus latirostris, the Florida Manatee. This is the species that likes to loll around the river heads of central-southern Florida during the winter, leading to the development of several “manatee parks” that let tourists and residents view the overwintering creatures, while also providing rehabilitation to the injured and an especially strongly protected area for the wild individuals.

Manatees belong to the order Sirenia, which also includes dugongs and the extinct Stellar’s sea cow. Unlike other marine mammals, Sirenia are primarily herbivorous, though they are opportunistic feeders and will consume small fish and crustaceans when they’re nearby.

Biologia centrali-americana: Mammalia. Edward Richard Alston, 1882.

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tangiblemagick:

Some of my Sharpie marker art from last year. ^_^  A young mermaid girl, sleeping on an underwater rock face w/her little manatee doll. ^_^  (8.5 x 11”, prints available upon request. :))
♥

tangiblemagick:

Some of my Sharpie marker art from last year. ^_^  A young mermaid girl, sleeping on an underwater rock face w/her little manatee doll. ^_^  
(8.5 x 11”, prints available upon request. :))

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terminal17:

Manatee mermaid! I spent my Sunday on this. I love how she turned out, given my limited knowledge. Still have a lot to learn.

terminal17:

Manatee mermaid! I spent my Sunday on this. I love how she turned out, given my limited knowledge. Still have a lot to learn.

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science-junkie:

Manatee Nebula
The Manatee Nebula is a Supernova remnant located in the constellation Aquila, about 18,000 light years away. 
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE).

science-junkie:

Manatee Nebula

The Manatee Nebula is a Supernova remnant located in the constellation Aquila, about 18,000 light years away. 

Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE).

onegreenplanet:

WOW. Who Knew Manatees Were This Awesome?
thetailgunner:

The manatee, aka the sea cow WOW
Big fan.

thetailgunner:

The manatee, aka the sea cow WOW

Big fan.

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theanimalblog:

True love
Photograph by Bill Garvin

theanimalblog:

True love

Photograph by Bill Garvin

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

peregrintoolc:

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killcode102:

cismouse:

GUYS

THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DOWN

AND REPLACE IT WITH THE BULLSHIT ENDANGERED SPECIES MANAGEMENT SELF-DETERMINATION ACT

THAT ALLOWS STATES TO DECIDE  IF THEY EVEN WANT TO ABIDE BY LAWS PROTECTING SPECIES AT ALL

AND DELISTS SPECIES AFTER ONLY FIVE YEARS

DOES ANYONE ELSE EVEN CARE

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18 Facts To Help You Appreciate Manatees

cosmologicalcuriosity:

Happy Manatee Appreciation Day!! :)

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