Manatee (Trichechus manatus)

“Ranging along tropical and subtropical coastal shallows, manatees were once thought to be the inspiration for sailors’ tales of mermaids.”

“Since the recent discovery of a massive underwater boneyard off the coast of Cuba, it is now known that, within the last 1000 years…”

“…mermaids were systematically hunted down and slaughtered by the seemingly docile manatee.”

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