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post #4 of Old 08-26-2001
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Manatees vs. Man and the Caloosahatchie River

>Afterall, manatees were first brought to
>Florida if I remember correctly to feed the
>workers on the Keys railroad bridges. Hmmm..

Actually, they''ve found fossilized manatee bones in Florida that are at least 45 million years old. The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) are undoubtedly a native species.
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