(1). - ? Manatus borealis, Flem. Brit. An. p. 29. Mermaid of the Shetland Seas, Edinb. New Phil. Joum. (1829) vol. vi. p. 57.
Two instances at least are on record in which specimens of the Herbivorous Cetacea have been observed in the British seas, but there is no satisfactory evidence by which the species can be determined, or even the genus, to which they belonged*. In the Elements of Nat. Hist, by Mr Stewart, mention is made (vol. i. p. 125). of the carcase of one of these animals which was thrown ashore near Leith; and in the Edinb. New Philos. Joum. as quoted above, there will be found some account of another individual, which occurred a few years ago off the Shetland Islands. See also Dr Fleming's Brit. An. p. 30.