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Rare dugong found washed up on beach in southern Thailand
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The WWF is fighting to save the dugong in New Caledonia
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Threatened sea mammals enjoy Thai lockdown tranquillity
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Herd of dugongs seen thriving off the coast of Thai land after coronavirus lockdown
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Dugong discovery: Large population found off Qatar
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String of tragedies spur green pushDugong deaths and plastic bags
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Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation planBANGKOK (AP) — A top marine biologist is urging Thailand’s government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong, an endangered sea mammal, after their death toll for the year has already..
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Leonardo DiCaprio shares dugong Marium deathActor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Thailand in the mourning of Marium, a young dugong who grabbed national attention before she died.
Young dugong dies in Thailand in blow for vulnerable speciesMarine resources officials in Thailand said Friday that an ailing 5-month-old dugong died during surgery, just days after the much-publicized death of another one of the vulnerable ocean mammals from..
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'Handsome man of the sea' diesSeveral parties, including the government, mourned the death of baby dugong Jamil on Thursday night, the fourth of the mammals in a week and the 17th this year.
Baby Dugong That Became Thai Internet Sensation Dies After Ingesting PlasticMarium the dugong is pictured in May 2019 swimming in southern Thailand. The orphaned baby dugong was rescued off a beach in Krabi, Thailand. She captured the hearts of millions after photos and videos..
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Beloved baby Dugong dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach*Bangkok:* A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach,..
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