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West Indian Manatee
2007-06-25 08:20:58

The West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus, is the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia. It is found along the coastal waters of the West Indies, generally in shallow areas. However, it is known to withstand large changes in water salinity, and so have also been found in shallow rivers and estuaries. These animals are limited to the tropics and subtropics due to an...

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The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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