Gen 03,2020

Delaware Receives A Unusual Out-Of-State Customer: A 7-Foot Manatee

Enlarge this imageA manatee noticed from the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal on Thursday. It’s very unusual for the Florida native to get so far north.Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlifehide captiontoggle captionDelaware Division of Fish and WildlifeA manatee noticed from the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal on Thursday. It’s very unusual for the Florida native to get so far north.Delaware Division of Fish and WildlifeA manatee was seen swimming in a northern canal that joins the Chesapeake Bay with the smaller and shallower Delaware Bay just days after the marine mammal was noticed in an estuary of the Potomac River. The docile “sea cow,” is normally found within the warm waters of Florida and is Carl Banks Jersey a rare sight so far north. WBOC television says the 7-foot animal surfaced at the Summit North Marina in Bear, near Delaware City. The news station says there was a third sighting earlier this month near Ocean City, Md. “Officials say they are not sure if each sighting is of the same manatee, or if there are several of them during the area.” Officer Field Report, Thursday July 23, 2015:AFC. Carrow & Seasonal Officer Sawina were dispatched to Summit North…Posted by Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police onThursday, July 23, 2015 Cpl. John McDerby of the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is warning boaters to be on the lookout for the animal within the C&D Canal. Boat propeller strikes are the major cause of manatee deaths while in the animal’s native waters in Florida, he says. According to The Baltimore Sun:”Manatees sometimes migrate up the East Coast during the warmer winter months, [National Aquarium] officials said. The sea gra ses found in the Chesapeake Bay are an ideal food. “While most manatees do not venture as far north as Maryland, the sighting is not without precedent.”The (Delaware) News Journal quotes McDerby as saying that https://www.giantsglintshop.com/Phil-Mcconkey-Jersey while a manatee was seen from the Indian River inlet just last year, that he can’t remember ever hearing of one while in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. “It’s something you don’t see every day,” McDerby was quoted by the newspaper as saying. Speaking with NPR, McDerby said he really doesn’t know why the manatee has traveled so far north. He says it’s “most likely” that the animal seen during the C&D and the one noticed farther south earlier inside the week “are the same animal.”In years past, a male manatee nicknamed “Che sie” was apparently a semi-regular customer to the Chesapeake Bay. A 2011 Baltimore Sun article reported on a visit from Che sie and noted at the time that the manatee had visited the bay “at least twice over the past 17 years.” While it’s po sible that one or more of the latest sightings might represent a return of Che sie, it seems unlikely. That animal had distinct markings scars from a boat prop. And although manatees can live up to 40 years, the average life span during the wild is more commonly between eight and 11 years. According to the 2011 Sun story, Che sie made his first appearance inside the bay in 1994 at age 5 and at the time the article was written had https://www.giantsglintshop.com/Markus-Golden-Jersey lived “well beyond [the] average.”

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