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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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Soriano could not say if it was the first time in a while that a dugong was found washed ashore and died.
We will continue to prioritise the protection of dugong habitats and we will carry on ensuring that Abu Dhabi's waters are managed in a way that protects all marine species, in partnership with the Critical Infrastructure & Coastal Protection Authority.
The proposed dugong project has three main objectives; 1) to conduct behavioral observations of dugongs (Dugong dugon) and document their habitat use using drones and underwater time-lapse cameras on two neighboring reef flats that are known dugong hotpots: the protected Ngederrak Conservation Area and adjacent Lighthouse Reef in the UNESCO-listed Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Koror State (study sites map, Appendix 1); 2) to revive public awareness of the Palau dugong and promote public support for their conservation, particularly among younger generations; and 3) to support management and conservation of dugongs and seagrass habitats by documenting habitat use over time and identifying priority areas for conservation
Internet of Things (IoT) cloud platform provider Kii is working on a new 'citizen science' conservation project with local fishermen in the Philippines to help monitor and track the dugong population in the region, the company said.
The inspection indicated that the dugong was a female that had been dead for almost two weeks since the body had already started decomposing.
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.
She also provides a fascinating critical commentary on a recent dugong conservation program in Queensland that, despite serious flaws in its own process of data collection for monitoring dugong, ignored Indigenous people's own knowledge of dugong distribution and species management, instead making it clear 'that Indigenous peoples need to be trained in [scientific] monitoring techniques before their knowledge can be considered'.
The event, which will be held in collaboration with Dugong Pinoy-United Filipino Volunteers, will feature over 10 local bands, including Samad, Klische, Forces of Eros, The Juniors, Dukedoms, Project 206, Emblem of Zion, Areacode Reload, ODA and more.
A Picofilms, Dugong production, in association with Rai 3.
Having trammeled the environment in Venezuela, the oil industry moved on to the Middle East, where it encountered more mangroves and an aquatic mammal called the sea cow or dugong, cousin of the Lake Maracaibo manatee.
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.
On her travels she meets seahorses, a sea-lion, a dugong and an ancient turtle among other creatures.