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The Dugong

/ 12:44 AM November 06, 2016

Dugong - WWF

Scientific name: Dugong dugon


Common name: Sea cows

Weight: Over 800 pounds


Length: 3 meters (Nearly 10 ft)

Food: Seagrass

Description: Cousin of manatees; plump, with dolphin fluke-like tails

Habitat: Ocean; can be found in Coastal East Africa and the Coral Triangle (includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands)

Population: Tens of thousands of dugongs in northern Australia/Papua New Guinea; thousands can also be found in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arabian Emirates.

Source: WWF, IUCN

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