Monday, August 28

manatees!







there's a nice article in the times about manatees. They are one of my favorite creatures. I can't remember when i first found out about them, but i remember being completely fascinated, happy and sad. They somehow appear so peaceful and lonely. It breaks my heart every time i think about how they are scarred (and killed) by humans (on purpose or by accident).

Certain phrases caught my attention; how they have "...glacially slow metabolism", and in this one research lab, each captive manatee is fed, "...72 heads of lettuce and 12 bunches of kale a day", wow.

1 comment:

blaksquirrel said...

nice article, they are some weird creatures!