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Dead dugong found off Phang Nga

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Dead dugong found off Phang Nga

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A 250 kilogram dugong, found dead off Phang Nga over the weekend, has been brought to Phuket for further examination.

 

Officials from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) were notified on Sunday that the body of the dugong was found by local fishermen in Phang Nga.

 

The dugong has been brought back to Phuket for a full autopsy. It was a mature male measuring 246 centimetres long (2.46 metres) and weight 250 kilograms. Its body had already started to decompose.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/dead-dugong-found-off-phang-nga

 
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This a crying shame. There are so few of them left. I hope they do an autopsy and find out what killed it.

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So very, very sad for such beautiful creatures.  Even worse how many more are going to die.

Hope the autopsy reveals the cause.

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20 hours ago, taipan1949 said:

This a crying shame. There are so few of them left. I hope they do an autopsy and find out what killed it.

Perhaps it died of old age?

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Maybe a gut full of plastic although the whale that died was a filter feeder that just opens it's mouth and swallows everything in its path. Not sure on dugongs feeding habits.

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