Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 16th, 2009
A Florida manatee, sighted recently at Sesuit Harbor in Dennis, Massachusetts, spent an hour in Rock Harbor on Monday, September 14, 2009, afternoon.
The male manatee was reported about 3 p.m. inside the harbor, checking out the charter fishing boat berths, according to Harbor Master Dawson Farber. “It looks like a giant floating cow,” Farber said.
From photos, the manatee has tentatively identified as a male named Ilysa, out of Miami, according to stranding coordinator Sarah Sharp of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Ilysa was first sighted about 1994, notes reporter Susan Milton of the Cape Cod Times.
Manatees can live for 60 years.
As previously mentioned on Cryptomundo, out-of-place manatee sightings have become more commonplace in the last few years.
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