Oct 21, 2009

Superman-atee: Did Ilya the Manatee Swim to Virgina?

According to today's Richmond Times Dispatch, a manatee has been spotted in the James River. Could it be Ilya? According to what I've read online, manatees typically travel just 18-20 miles a day - Ilya's last confirmed location was in New Jersey on Friday. But maybe manatees can swim faster when under duress? Stay tuned.

Photo: Faster than a speeding blimp! Can manatees cover more ground than previously thought? (U.S. Department of the Interior, via Wikipedia).