The Manatee is Revisiting Its Old Stomping Grounds
The manatee in Rhode Island can be identified by its scars as one that has been to RI before. People are feeding it though and state officials are saying that's a bad idea because it might discourage the animal from leaving in time to make it back south before the waters turn too cold for it to survive. And of course it's illegal to interfere with an endangered species.
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"This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound," which came out in 2002. I wrote about the environment and other issues during almost two decades as a newspaper reporter.
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