Dugongs . By Juanita Clements. Intro . Breeding. Hunting. Location. Food. Location . Dugongs are found around the Indian ocean and coastal waters. They come to the shallow water for warmth and only come to the surface for air. Hunting .
By Juanita Clements
Dugongs are hunted traditionally by the aboriginal people.
Sometimes dugongs get caught in the shark and fish nets and die.
Dragging nets aren’t allowed today
They are also hunted for skin and oil
Dugongs eat seaweed and are herbivores.
They eat large amounts of this leaving behind
trails of bare sand and uprooted grass.
Female dugongs give birth to single calves underwater every three to seven years.
The birth takes place underwater in the shallow so the baby can have its first breath.
The baby dugongs are 100-120cm long and weigh 20-30kg.
The baby stays with the mother until the baby is 2-3 years old also to drink milk.