I bought a house on the Miami River, this is a working river with tugs and island freighters, sport fishers, cruising boats, outboards, ect. The water is filthy and where I am we have sea cows, tarpon, snook ect. We sometimes spray the cows with freshwater, they open their mouths to drink.
When I was a kid we would eat them, very tasty on the barbecue. Many of you have cruised the Keys and possibly you noticed areas called “cow pens”, these are small areas a few hundred feet in diameter rimmed by Cyprus logs and thick branches driven into the bottom a few feet apart. They were used to house sea cows until they were needed to feed people.
That you history lesson for today. LOL