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Dugong. Endangered Species. Dugong . The dugong or “dugong dugon” is a large sea mammal, that looks like a walrus crossed with a sea lion, minus the tusks. . Dugongs Habitat. This is a map that shows where dugongs are found around the world.

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Dugong

Dugong

Endangered Species.


Dugong1

Dugong

The dugong or “dugong dugon” is a large sea mammal, that looks like a walrus crossed with a sea lion, minus the tusks.


Dugongs habitat

Dugongs Habitat

This is a map that shows where dugongs are found around the world

Dugongs are found in the warm waters of northern Australia and shark and Morton bay. They will usually spend their days roaming the sea grass paddocks of shallow water.


6diet

6Diet

  • A adult dugong gets extremely hungry, hence the nickname “ sea cow” you would also think that they eat grass, which they do sea grass, the large graceful creatures will devour tons of this wonderful dugong food.

Typical dugong feeding ground.


Threats

Threats.

  • Dugongs have been hunted for food through out their life , but usually for blubber or meat. Dugongs have also be known to be killed by boats or get caught in nets. They are also killed and eaten by sharks, Killer Whales and Salt Water Crocodiles. Humans that build things in their environment are also contributing to their destruction.


Conservation

Conservation

Dugongs are a protected species, but they are still hunted for meat and blubber. Conservation of these majestic creatures is hard due to, there natural environment is extremely isolated


Reproduction

reproduction

  • Dugongs bear one calf at a time after an approximately 13-month gestation. Despite the longevity of the Dugong, which may live for fifty years or more, females give birth only a few times during their life and invest considerable parental care in their young.


Bibliography

bibliography

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugong#Reproduction

  • www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/Dugong.htm


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