Manatee Sighting in Galveston Bay, third sighting along the Texas coast within a month!

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Houston Chronicle– This time, she’s been spotted right off the coast near Galveston. On Friday, Texas Parks and Wildlife tweeted, “A manatee was spotted in Galveston Bay. They’re not common in Texas, but sometimes make their way here from Florida in the summer. Our winters are too cold for them.”

This time, she’s been spotted right off the coast near Galveston. On Friday, Texas Parks and Wildlife tweeted, “A manatee was spotted in Galveston Bay. They’re not common in Texas, but sometimes make their way here from Florida in the summer. Our winters are too cold for them.”

Her name is Molly at least that’s what the locals are calling her!

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Manatee Sighting Galveston Bay

Manatees are also known as sea cows. This name is apt, due to their large stature; slow, lolling nature; and propensity to be eaten by other animals. However, despite the name, they are more closely related to elephants. Though they may seem like cumbersome creatures, manatees can swim quickly and gracefully.

Manatees range in size from 8 to 13 feet (2.4 to 4 meters) and can weigh 440 to 1,300 lbs. (200 to 590 kilograms). They have large, strong tails that power their swimming. Manatees usually swim about 5 mph (8 km/h), but they can swim up to 15 mph (24 km/h) in short bursts when they feel a need for speed, according to National Geographic

 

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manatee sighting Galveston
Photo not taken in Galveston, Photo by: Saverthemanatee.org

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