Zoo Stories from a Marine Biologist in DC
They are, extraordinary eyes.
Lovely photo and words.
Thanks, folks! Who can't help but be drawn in by a glance like that?
This is probably what resulted in the myth of mermaids. Heck--maybe sailors mated with sealions and that's how mermaids were born.
I'm a little concerned about that idea from a biological as well as...ethical?...perspective, but, hey, if sailors thought manatees were mermaids, then who knows what went on at sea.