• Dugong dugon) is a marine mammal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dugong dugon is the only extant species of the family Dugongidae, and one of only four extant species of the Sirenia order, the others forming the manatee family. (wikipedia.org)
  • Herein, we evaluate the antimicrobial resistance profiles in bacteria from dugongs ( Dugong dugon ), mammals that inhabit and feed in shallow coastal regions and, thus, are vulnerable to encountering water and sediment contaminated by human activities. (aquaticmammalsjournal.org)
  • In fact, dugongs ( Dugong dugon ) are cousins of manatees and share a similar appearance, but for their dolphin fluke-like tail, shorter fins, and long, more prehistoric-looking face. (oneearth.org)
  • 5) and a dugong ( Dugong dugon ) in Australia (12). (cdc.gov)
  • Dugong dugon 3. (wikipedia.org)
  • The dugong is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dugongs are part of the Sirenia order of placental mammals which comprises modern "sea cows" (manatees as well as dugongs) and their extinct relatives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike manatees, which are freshwater mammals, dugongs stick strictly to marine waters. (oneearth.org)
  • But as it turns out, the muse behind these beguiling sea nymphs was instead the dugong - a rather ungainly, gentle and mini-bus sized marine mammal, cousin to the manatees and part of the sea cow family. (mongabay.com)
  • Results: While most structures were similar to those of other mammal species, there were some differences in the tissue sections of dugongs when compared with other mammalian species and manatees. (bvsalud.org)
  • The dugong is the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of some 40 countries and territories throughout the Indo-West Pacific. (wikipedia.org)
  • The dugong is largely dependent on seagrass communities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support seagrass meadows, with the largest dugong concentrations typically occurring in wide, shallow, protected areas such as bays, mangrove channels, the waters of large inshore islands and inter-reefal waters. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dugongs are susceptible to climate-related changes in environmental conditions, the loss and deterioration of seagrass habitats, chemical pollution, and local threats such as incidental catch in fishing gear, boating activities, non-traditional take, and illegal fishing. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • Consequently, the state of dugong needs to be viewed in the context of the system-wide declines occurring in marine health, water quality and regional habitats. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • In the medium to longer term, climate forecasts of sea level rise, increased severe storms, flood events and marine heatwaves leading to altered environmental conditions and changes in seagrass habitats are likely to affect dugong populations globally - as well as in Torres Strait. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • ARC-WH organised in partnership with CMS an online national workshop on 22 June 2022, to evaluate the impacts of fishing activities on the dugong population and seagrass habitats around Bahrain. (arcwh.org)
  • The IUCN lists the dugong as a species vulnerable to extinction, while the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species limits or bans the trade of derived products. (wikipedia.org)
  • With its long lifespan of 70 years or more, and slow rate of reproduction, the dugong is especially vulnerable to extinction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water hogs or dugongs or sea cows facing the threat of extinction seen in a coastal area of Myanmar. (gnlm.com.mm)
  • Currently, dugongs are facing extinction in our country and in more than 30 other countries. (gnlm.com.mm)
  • Dugongs and other sirenians are not closely related to other marine mammals, being more related to elephants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dugongs are marine mammals, and arrangements to survey them are more complex than those of dolphins, as the mammals are used to diving immediately and disappearing when they hear noises from nearby boats. (gnlm.com.mm)
  • Background: Dugongs are marine mammals with a crescent-shaped tail fluke and a concave trailing margin that belong to the family Dugongidae. (bvsalud.org)
  • Importantly, the population of dugongs has decreased over the past decades as they have been classified as rare marine mammals. (bvsalud.org)
  • Due to their migratory nature, dugong conservation requires a coordinated effort across northern Australia and neighbouring countries. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • The measures to conserve water hog or dugong, or sea cow, classified as level 1 among endangered aquatic animals found in the Ayeyawady and Rakhine coasts of Myanmar, will be increased, according to the Environment and Endangered Species Conservation Branch under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. (gnlm.com.mm)
  • To carry out surveys like before, we will need overseas experts and technical support, but we will continue to increase relevant conservation works for the dugongs," U Han Win said. (gnlm.com.mm)
  • Molecular studies have been made on dugong populations using mitochondrial DNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the Native Title Act 1993, native title holders can legally hunt dugongs and green turtles for personal, domestic or non-commercial communal needs. (theage.com.au)
  • the bay has a sandy beach with Seagrass with crystal clear and warm water hosts a great variety of coloured fish, Green Turtles and the endangered Dugong that occasionally visits the sheltered bay to feed on the seagrass receive the Snorkeling Equipment. (elgounatours.com)
  • The region's dugong population is supported by globally significant seagrass meadows and includes the 13,000km 2 Dugong Sanctuary. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • It was later assigned as the type species of Dugong by Lacépède and further classified within its own family by Gray and subfamily by Simpson. (wikipedia.org)
  • Torres Strait Islanders are the local custodians of this species and play a continuing stewardship role in sustaining an estimated population of more than 100,000 dugongs in central and western Torres Strait - the largest aggregation globally. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • The Australian Dugong is one of the four species of the order Sirenia (same order as the Manatee). (tinytoesdesign.com)
  • These results demonstrate the role that dugongs can play as a sentinel species for antimicrobial resistance in the coastal waters across their range, which includes both disturbed urban and rural regions. (aquaticmammalsjournal.org)
  • The dugong is the flagship species of the Madagascar Mangroves ecoregion, located in the Madagascar Island ( AT6 ) bioregion. (oneearth.org)
  • A species of sea cow found throughout the warm latitudes of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, dugongs can grow to lengths of more than 13 feet and weights of over one ton. (oneearth.org)
  • Lemurs, dugongs, and an endemic bird of paradise are among the many species protected by our six newest projects, approved earlier this month. (seacology.org)
  • This study provides unique insight into the organs of dugongs and compares them with other mammal species. (bvsalud.org)
  • Dugongs are vulnerable to climate change due to their total dependence on seagrass - with an adult dugong eating up to 40kg a day. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • THE RSPCA says indigenous hunting methods for dugongs and green sea turtles are inhumane and is urging the federal government to stamp out cruelty in hunting methods. (theage.com.au)
  • However, local assessments of the number, sex and health of adult dugong and calves have been varied. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • Adult dugongs do not have any natural predators, but juveniles have to watch out for saltwater crocodiles, killer whales, and large coastal sharks. (oneearth.org)
  • It's a great idea to enjoy beach picnics and dinners, a true Dugong Lodge tradition, as staff go to great lengths to make these excursions romantic, decadent and truly meaningful. (voyage2africa.com)
  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority estimates there are 11,300 dugongs in the reef marine parks. (theage.com.au)
  • Dugongs are of immense practical, economic, cultural, and spiritual significance to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the region and remain their most highly valued marine food and cornerstone of their traditional subsistence economy. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • The region has been declared an Important Marine Mammal Area largely because of its globally significant dugong population. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • A reduction in the dugong population within the region would have significant impacts on the region's marine ecosystems, subsistence, cultural values, and social fabric of Torres Strait communities, and would represent a huge loss to the world's marine biodiversity. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • Join Dugongs and Seadragons, a live gaming podcast featuring an international collection of nerdy marine biologists playing Dungeons and Dragons. (libsyn.com)
  • The dugong is the only exclusively marine mammal that is herbivorous. (oneearth.org)
  • Arrival and departure at Dugong Beach Lodge are tide dependent so be aware that boat transfers from Vilanculos to Dugong Beach Lodge take 30-40 minutes (depending on the tide) - be ready to wade into the water up to your knees! (voyage2africa.com)
  • Previous studies have investigated the habitat and genetic diversity of dugongs. (bvsalud.org)
  • The unique lodge is even named after the rarest ocean creature in these parts, the Dugong, or sea cow! (voyage2africa.com)
  • If an elephant, a hippopotamus, a dolphin, and a manatee magically merged into one creature, it might look like a dugong. (oneearth.org)
  • Dugongs swim by moving their whale-like tail up and down and by use of their two flippers. (oneearth.org)
  • The authority's Dr Mark Read said yesterday estimates suggested that an absolute maximum of 120 dugongs a year could be sustainably hunted throughout the reef. (theage.com.au)
  • This estimate of population is much higher than previous estimates because of improvements in the correction factors for dugongs that are not available to observers in the deeper waters of Torres Strait. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • A recent study conducted by ARC-WH, in collaboration with authorities, concluded that the territorial waters of Bahrain carry the largest groups of dugongs in the world in terms of number and density. (arcwh.org)
  • Dugongs and elephants share a monophyletic group with hyraxes and the aardvark, one of the earliest offshoots of eutherians. (wikipedia.org)
  • In fact, there are two resident Dugongs in the Abu Dabbab bay named Dennis and Dougal. (elgounatours.com)
  • Generally, more dugong have been observed close to island communities in western Torres Strait. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • These plans underpin the sustainable management of dugongs in the region based on Lore and law. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • What's more, it is named after the rare and mythical dugong, an endangered sea cow that feeds off the sea bed grasses. (voyage2africa.com)
  • Named after the rare sea cow, Dugong Beach Lodge is a romantic beach and wilderness paradise off the Mozambique coast at Vilanculos. (voyage2africa.com)
  • It is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with the very rare and endangered Dugong aka the Sea Cow. (elgounatours.com)
  • The two extant families of sirenians are thought to have diverged in the mid-Eocene, after which the dugongs and their closest relative, the Steller's sea cow, split off from a common ancestor in the Miocene. (wikipedia.org)
  • An evaluation of the status of dugong in Torres Strait in 2015 indicated that dugong relative density was significantly higher in 2013 than in any other survey year and their area of occupancy has trended slightly upward since 1987. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • Dugong: a Docker image, based on Ubuntu Linux, focused on reproducibility and replicability for bioinformatics analyses. (cdc.gov)
  • There has been limited dugong monitoring in the region since 2013. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • There are mixed anecdotal local reports of recent changes in the health and movement patterns of dugong across the region. (torresstraitsoe.org.au)
  • This information can also be used as high-value data in the diagnosis and pathogenesis of sick dugongs or those with an unknown cause of death. (bvsalud.org)
  • Australia has two distinct maternal lineages, one of which also contains the dugongs from Africa and Arabia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacterial isolates were cultured from fresh faeces of four wild dugongs, as well as from one sediment sample from a dugong foraging ground in Queensland, Australia. (aquaticmammalsjournal.org)
  • The traditional owners, along with many individuals and groups, are among the strongest advocates of enforcement against poachers and against the brutality on dugongs and turtles as part of this illegal practice,'' Mr Hunt said. (theage.com.au)
  • The dugong has been hunted for thousands of years for its meat and oil. (wikipedia.org)
  • Artefacts included incised skeletal remains of a dugong and stone tool fragments now in the Australian Museum have been radiocarbon dated to over 6000 years old. (dictionaryofsydney.org)
  • Discussion: Histological information obtained from various organs of the dugong can serve as an essential foundation of basal data for future microanatomical studies. (bvsalud.org)
  • A spokeswoman for the federal Environment Department said 13 offences had been recorded for illegal hunting of dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area since 2008. (theage.com.au)
  • Dugong Beach Lodge is so remote that power is generated from both solar and generator sources and these remain functional until guests retire to bed. (voyage2africa.com)