I've been reading about Steller's Sea Cow. Very interesting and sad story.

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A Steller's Sea Cow, relative in size to a human. Image adapted from:

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A Steller's Sea Cow, relative in size to a human. Image adapted from:

What Happened to Steller's Sea Cows? - The Atlantic

What Happened to Steller's Sea Cows? - The Atlantic

ステラーカイギュウ Steller's sea cow

ステラーカイギュウ Steller's sea cow

Steller's Sea Cow: the defenseless beast (extinct since 1768)

Steller's Sea Cow: the defenseless beast (extinct since 1768)

The Steller's sea cow (Hydromamalis gigas) is an extinct mammal belonging to the order Sirenia. It was discovered in 1741 by Georg Wilhelm Steller in the Sea of ​​Bering, between Siberia and Alaska. This pacific giant, closely related to the Dugong, was up to 9 meters long (30 ft) and 9 tonnes of weight. It became extinct only 27 years after the scientific discovery due to hunting for its meat, skin and fat.

Steller's sea cow (Hydromamalis gigas) belonged to the order Sirenia. Due to hunting for its meat, skin and fat it became extinct only 27 years after it's discovery by humans in

Skeleton in Finland - "The Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was a large, herbivorous marine mammal. [...] Although the sea cow had formerly been abundant throughout the North Pacific [...] Within 27 years of discovery by Europeans, the slow-moving and easily captured Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction."

Hydrodamalis gigas skeleton - Finnish Museum of Natural History: The Steller's Sea Cow, hunted to extinction.

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Steller's sea cow -  The Steller's sea cow was driven extinct only 27 years after being discovered, due to humans poaching it into extinction.

Steller's sea cow - The Steller's sea cow was driven extinct only 27 years after being discovered, due to humans poaching it into extinction.

Steller's sea cow The species was quickly wiped out by the sailors, seal hunters, and fur traders who followed Bering's route past the islands to Alaska, who hunted it both for food and for skins, which were used to make boats. It was also hunted for its valuable subcutaneous fat, which was not only used for food (usually as a butter substitute), but also for oil lamps because it did not give off any smoke or odor and could be kept for a long time in warm weather without spoiling. By 1768…

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Steller's Sea Cow: Extinct 1768.

Steller's Sea Cow: the defenseless beast (extinct species since

Steller's sea cow size comparison

Hydrodamalis (Steller’s sea cow)

Steller's Sea Cow was discovered in the Aleutian Islands by George Steller while exploring with Vitus Bering in 1741. They grew as large as 35 feet long and weighed up to three-and-a-half tons. Sailors ate their meat and used their leather. Within only 27 years of discovery by Europeans, the slow moving and easily captured Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction.

Steller’s Sea Cow: Related to the dugong and manatee, this species of sea cow was once abundant in the North Pacific. However, within 27 years of its discovery by Europeans, the slow-moving and easily captured Steller’s sea cow was hunted to extinction.

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