I recently joined Ocean Conservancy, and I found myself learning more about many sea animals. While doing so, I found one particular sea animal “easy to love”.
I started really appreciating manatees! I know–perhaps you were expecting a cute turtle or dolphin, but I started falling for manatees and found them to be “easy to love” for various reasons.
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A male jawfish with a mouthful of eggs. Photo by Steven Kovacs.
Ellen Prager, formerly chief scientist for the world’s only underwater ocean research station in Key Largo, Florida, knows a lot about the ocean and the species that call it home. But even she learned some surprising new facts while writing her latest book, “Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter.”
We talked to Prager about this provocative new book and the surprises she found during her research.
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