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- n. Plural form of lamantin.
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Another of the supposed lamantins, Fig. 9, is taken from Squier's article in the
Animal Carvings from Mounds of the Mississippi Valley Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-81, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 117-166
Six brown points were seen moving along the surface, and these were the two pointed snouts and four pinions of the lamantins.
Do they prove a submarine communication between the limestone of the coast with the limestone serving as the basis of lithophyte polypi, and is the fresh water of Cuba raised up by hydrostatic pressure across the coral rocks of Cayos, as it is in the bay of Xagua, where, in the middle of the sea, it forms springs frequented by the lamantins?
Could the sounds have proceeded from the throat of some of these human-like denizens of the deep, known as _dugongs, lamantins, manatees_, and the like?
There was also an abundance of marine mammalia, seals, dolphins, lamantins, walruses, and whales, none of which had previously appeared.
Cayos, as it is in the bay of Xagua, where, in the middle of the sea, it forms springs frequented by the lamantins?