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sea cow

a marine placental mammal of the order Sirenia; a dugong or manatee.
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A round-the-clock webcast starring two beloved baby dugongs in Thailand named Mariam and Jamil went live Sunday, allowing a more in-depth look at the celebrity sea cows.
Super colourful and easy to digest, you can flick through and dip-in, easily picking up facts - including "The violet seal snail makes a bubble raft", and sea cows "greet each other with kisses" - along the way, whether you're a child or a grown-up.
Dugongs are marine mammals that are commonly known as 'sea cows'.
>Often referred to as 'sea cows' because they feed almost exclusively on seagrass
After snorkelling above vibrant coral, it was extraordinary to watch brown-footed boobies and frigate birds with puffed out chests at the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, where we also witnessed gentle manatees or 'sea cows' in the shelter of the mangrove islands (travelbelize.org).
Dugongs' last relatives were Stellar's sea cows (Hydrodamalis gigas), which were wiped out by hunters just 36 years after being discovered by scientists.
On the sidelines of the forum, the SCE also organized a symposium focused on the National Communication for the Protection of Turtles and Sea cows, ecotourism and the convention on biological diversity and the program of naturally protected areas.
She covers setting the stage: rocks, fossils, and evolution; the oldest marine mammals: whales and sea cows; later-diverging whales: neoceti; aquatic carnivorans: pinnipeds and a bear-like carnivoran; crown sirenians and their desmostylian relatives; aquatic sloths and recent occupants of the seas, sea otters and polar bears; and diversity changes through time: the influence of climate change and humans.
Warm-blooded animals were particularly at risk, with species of sea cows and baleen whales dying out.
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Known as sea cows, dugongs are marine mammals that live in the oceans around East Africa to the Western Pacific, but are now listed by the World Conservation Union, IUCN as a species vulnerable to extinction.