CHATHAM (CBS) – Is there a manatee swimming off the Cape?

The International Fund for Animal Welfare says there have been several sightings of a manatee around Cape Cod.

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Another photo of the manatee seen off Cape Cod (Bill Pouliot)

Another photo of the manatee seen off Cape Cod (Bill Pouliot)

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The manatee has reportedly been spotted off Nantucket, at Dowses Beach in Osterville and Oyster Pond in Chatham.

“Here on the Cape it’s not very common,” IFAW research member Misty Niemeyer tells The Cape Cod Times. “We aren’t really quite sure what they are doing.”

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Anyone who spots the manatee should stay away and call the IFAW at 508-743-9548.