Sea-cow sentence example

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  • The manatee, or sea-cow, frequents the mouths of rivers, the sargasso drifts, and the regions of submarine fresh-water springs off the coast.

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  • Among the animal bones were exotic species, including the common American raccoon and African manatee (or sea cow ).

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  • Perhaps the most interesting mammal of Brazil is the manati, or sea-cow (Manatus americanus), which inhabits the lower Amazon and sometimes reaches a length of 15 to 20 ft.

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  • The northern sea-cow (Rhytina), now extinct, appears to have been toothless throughout life.

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  • The dugong (Halicore) is distributed in different colonies, at present isolated, throughout the Indian Ocean from Arabia to North Australia; while the Rhytina or northern sea-cow was, for some time before its extinction, limited to a single island in the extreme north of the Pacific Ocean.

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