This is yet another southern visitor to Connecticut this summer. Apparently, a Manatee was seen in Bridgeport and perhaps Fairfield last week as well. This is very likely the same one. I am certainly not a marine mammal expert, but with that said I imagine this sighting was either because of climate change, or at the very least made more likely to occur because of it. The fact we may be in the midst of the hottest year ever certainly helps. This of course comes right after our discussion on the Striped Burrfish found at the Coastal Center at Milford Point.
Video courtesy WTNH