Friday, April 27, 2007

Manatee Fossils

Manatee bones
Manatee fossils have been found around the world dating back to 60 million years ago; here in the United States, manatee fossils have been found in Florida that date back 45 million years ago. 
Fossilized manatee teeth
A scientist holds fossilized manatee teeth found in a Florida riverbed.

Although the manatees we know today are sea-faring creatures, they evolved from four-legged land mammals.

1 comment:

glikens said...

Wow, I did not know that, how exciting!!!!