Ice Age manatees may have called Texas home

ScienceDaily | Oct 1, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  • Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found fossil evidence for manatees along the Texas coast dating back to the most recent ice age.
  • Most of the bones were collected from McFaddin Beach near Port Arthur and Caplen Beach near Galveston during the past 50 years by amateur fossil collectors who donated their finds to the SHSU collections.
  • If there was a population of ice age manatees in Texas, it’s plausible that they would have rode out winters in these warmer river outlets, like how they do today in Florida and Mexico.