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Steller's Sea-Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas/Rhytina gigas) a sea-cow almost 6 metres long, discovered by George Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) on Behring's second expedition to Kamchatka (1741), now extinct. Top: engraving of the skeleton of the sea-cow. Bottom left: Engraving after an early map of the Behring Sea. Bottom right: Engraving of Stellar's sketch.

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Steller's Sea-Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas/Rhytina gigas) a sea-cow almost 6 metres long, discovered by George Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) on Behring's second  expedition to Kamchatka (1741), now extinct. Top: engraving of the skeleton of the sea-cow. Bottom left: Engraving after an early map of the Behring Sea. Bottom right: Engraving of Stellar's sketch.