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dugong

a sirenian animal belonging to the family Dugongidae. Massive (10 to 13 ft long, weighing 600 lb) fusiform silhouette, forelimbs well developed but no hindlimbs or dorsal fin. Called also Dugong dugon.
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The aim of the workshop was to share findings and information about the local dugong population, threats to its habitat and future survival.
The inspection indicated that the dugong was a female that had been dead for almost two weeks since the body had already started decomposing.
Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, secretary-general of the EAD, said: "Since 1999 (thanks to the support of Total), the EAD has conducted detailed studies of the local dugong population.
As old as the scientific station, there are dried up plant samples and various sea species preserved in formalin like turtle eggs, shark fetuses, innards of male and female dugongs, and sea cucumbers, all still in perfect condition.
2008) Fecal microbiota of a dugong (Dugong dugong) in captivity at Toba Aquarium.
While whales and dolphins are adored by the public and receive attention from environmentalists, few are aware of other aquatic mammals such as manatees and dugongs which rely on mangrove habitat.
Depletion of turtle and dugong numbers increases their vulnerability to other threats and lowers their ability to cope with climate change," said Mariana Fuentes of the James Cook University.
In Australia, at least 77 species of wildlife have been involved in entanglement or ingestion of plastic debris, including birds, marine turtles, dolphins, seals, dugong, sharks and rays.
Marine base in Okinawa on the dugong, an endangered marine mammal spotted in the area.
On her travels she meets seahorses, a sea-lion, a dugong and an ancient turtle among other creatures.
The discovery of a Neolithic dugong bone mound at Umm al-Quwain on the island of Akab (Figure 1) now provides new evidence concerning the rituals practised by coastal societies of the Gulf in the fourth millennium.
What is happening to manatee and dugong populations worldwide?