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Stellar’s Sea Cow - relative to the Manatee
In 1755, an engineer called Jakovlev visited Bering Island and the nearby Copper Island to prospect for ore. He was so struck by the speed of decline of sea cows that he petitioned, unsuccessfully, the Kamchatkan authorities to restrict their capture. Martin Sauer, writing in 1802 on Bering’s expedition, said “the last sea cow was killed on Bering Island in 1768 and none has been seen since.”

Stellar’s Sea Cow - relative to the Manatee

In 1755, an engineer called Jakovlev visited Bering Island and the nearby Copper Island to prospect for ore. He was so struck by the speed of decline of sea cows that he petitioned, unsuccessfully, the Kamchatkan authorities to restrict their capture. Martin Sauer, writing in 1802 on Bering’s expedition, said “the last sea cow was killed on Bering Island in 1768 and none has been seen since.”