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De Bestiis Marinis, or, The Beasts of the Sea (1751)

        

De Bestiis Marinis, or, The Beasts of the Sea (1751)

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Steller’s classic work, published in Latin in 1751 and in German in 1753, contains the only scientific description from life of the Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), as well as the first scientific descriptions of the fur seal or “sea bear” (Callorhinus ursinus), Steller’s sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), and the sea otter (Enhydra lutris).Steller’s sea cow was a sirenian, or manatee, inhabiting the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1741 and rendered... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: February 28, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 28, 2006
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Submitter: Paul Royster

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