Dugong - Dugong Facts, Information, Pictures & Video.

However, the strength of their eyesight may be limited by their small eyes.

Diet The dugong is a herbivore, as are all sea cows.

Migration patterns for these marine mammals appear to be limited.

The largest population of dugongs is between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay in Australian waters.

Ledgard, Wired, 12 May 2021 Last year a record number of dead dugongs were found in Thai waters.

These two things have contributed to the slow recovery from hunting practices of previous centuries.

Dugong swimming on the seafloor in the waters around Egypt Credit: Alberto Scarani Habitat The dugong is found throughout the warm waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Dugong Facts, Information, Pictures & Video.

Dugongs lack dorsal fins and hind limbs.

The Dugong has one airlock, located on the top deck.

Dugong Facts: How Big is a Dugong? On average, the female dugong is generally larger than their male counterparts.

Description: The awesome video below, taken by a scuba diver, shows a dugong feeding, then coming up for air.

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Dugongs have dull grey, torpedo-shaped bodies with paddle-like forelimbs, and a fluked tail like a dolphin.
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    Dugongs are cousins of manatees and share a similar plump appearance, but have a dolphin fluke-like tail. And unlike manatees, which use freshwater areas, the dugong is strictly a marine mammal. Commonly known as sea cows, dugongs graze peacefully on sea grasses in shallow coastal waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. Tell a Friend
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    Dugongs are among the fascinating animals in the ocean and are responsible for some of the most exciting folklore and sightings near the equator. These animals are gentle herbivores, closely related to the manatee, and are the last animal of the mostly-extinct Dugongidae family.
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    Dugong Description Growing up to 3 metres long and weighing over 400kg, Dugongs are fluke-tailed relatives of the manatee. They swim at a gentle pace of 10km/hr, by using their tail in a whale-like manner and their front-flippers like dolphins. Habitat and Diet Dugongs are primarily herbivorous, grazing on up to 30kg of seagrass a day.
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    Dugongs are large, elongated animals with a down-turned snout and thick brown or gray skin. The technical term for the body shape is fusiform. This means their bodies are shaped like a spindle that is tapered at the ends. Dugongs can measure anywhere between 8 and 10 feet in length and up to 1,100 pounds in weight.
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    dugong, (Dugong dugon), a marine mammal inhabiting the warm coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans that feeds on seagrasses and is similar to the American manatee. Australia harbours the largest populations, but dugongs also occur along the western coast of Madagascar, the eastern coast of Africa, in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, around the Indian subcontinent, and through the western.
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