Return-path: <MWILLIAMSON@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> Received: from VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V4.3-10 #8767) id <01HTUG7H8FM800N31I@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU>; Tue, 08 Aug 1995 21:46:12 -0500 (EST) Date: Tue, 08 Aug 1995 21:46:11 -0500 (EST) From: MWILLIAMSON@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Subject: Info: Manatee visits New jersey (fwd) To: whalenet <whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> Message-id: <Pine.3.89.9508082101.A1077030-0100000@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 08 Aug 1995 16:06:24 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> To: whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Cc: mwilliamson@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Subject: Info: Manatee visits New jersey From: SMTP%"MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET" 8-AUG-1995 13:38:51.53 To: WHE_WILLIAM CC: Subj: Florida manatee visits New Jer Date: Tue, 8 Aug 1995 10:31:54 PDT Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Sender: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> From: email@example.com Subject: Florida manatee visits New Jer To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- Florida manatee visits New Jersey ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) -- An unusual summer visitor has joined the throngs of tourists at the Jersey Shore -- a manatee that travelled more than 1,000 miles from Jacksonville, Fla. The same manatee got as far as the Chesapeake last year and was transported back to Florida, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday. "His migration pattern has been a real mystery to our biologists," Angela Graziano of the fish and wildlife office in Pleasantville said. She said that unusually warm water and a good food supply could explain at least some of the solo journey. The 3-meter, 12-hundred pound manatee, a male believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, has been spotted several times recently near Atlantic City. Graziano said manatees are an endangered species and anyone who sights the animal should stay out of its way and should refrain from feeding it, getting in the water with it or trying to touch it. The manatee was captured in the Chester River in Maryland on Oct. 1 and released in protected waters in Florida with a satellite tag. It was retagged in January. Graziano said the manatee moved north with other members of its species to the Florida-Georgia border in early May but then left the others behind for a speedy northward trek, travelling more than 500 miles in 19 days to Virginia. She described manatees as very social animals who normally stay in their own waters, moving a few miles north in the summer as the weather gets warmer. But this one appears to be a lone wolf -- or manatee.