Monday, October 05, 2009
Over the last few weeks we've been reading stories about a manatee that has been swimming in and around the Cape. We saw the manatee in Dennis & Rock Harbor. The problem with this 'cute' story is that similar stories seem to always end badly, with the warm water mammal succumbing to hypothermia as the water temperature drops well below what the animal needs to survive. Well, we may have seen the exception to the rule with a manatee that's been named Ilya. Ilya has been spotted traversing the Cape Cod Canal and swimming south. Catch the story from the Boston Globe.