Return-path: <email@example.com> Received: from whale.simmons.edu by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V5.0-4 #8767) id <01I1NUVXTIMO8XOZG8@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU>; Mon, 26 Feb 1996 08:19:25 -0400 (EDT) Received: by whale.simmons.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1) id AA17646; Mon, 26 Feb 1996 08:19:19 -0500 (EST) Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 08:19:19 -0500 (EST) From: Michael Williamson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Wandering Manatee (fwd) To: WhaleNet <whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> Cc: email@example.com Message-id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960226081858.17640A-100000@WHALE.SIMMONS.EDU> MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 26 Feb 96 12:31:00 UTC 0000 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Wandering Manatee Wandering Manatee PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) -- Chessie, the manatee who traveled up the Atlantic Seaboard the past two summers, is back home again -- this time outfitted with a transmitter in case he takes off again. Biologists hope to keep tabs on the endangered species, which is threatened by speeding boats, the destruction of sea grass beds and the development of waterfronts for marinas. The transmitter attached to Chessie will be monitored by satellite. "He stands out because he's only got one gray scar," said Kit Curtin, a researcher who tracks the mammals for the Save the Manatee Club. "About 90 percent of the animals we see have many scars from boat propellers." Despite near-record counts of manatee deaths in Florida the past two years, researchers are seeing more sea cows than ever. They counted a record 2,639 manatees during aerial surveys last week, breaking the previous high set a month before. Chessie has been seen splashing around warm water being discharged by a power plant in Port Everglades. In the fall of 1994, he was rescued from the Chesapeake Bay, which is considered far beyond the range of Florida manatees. After he was returned to Florida and released, he headed north again when the weather got warm. Last summer, he went beyond the Chesapeake and reached Port Judith, R.I., in August.