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Rare dugong found washed up on beach in southern Thailand [Video]

Rare dugong found washed up on beach in southern Thailand

A rare dugong creature was found washed up on a beach in southern Thailand. Officials from the local marine center arrived at the scene after fishermen found the dead animal in Trang province on..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:48Published

The WWF is fighting to save the dugong in New Caledonia [Video]

The WWF is fighting to save the dugong in New Caledonia

This is one of the most astonishing mammals in the world. One of the most endangered, too. The WWF-France is fighting to save the dugongs from extinction in New Caledonia. Brut nature went over..

Credit: BRUT     Duration: 04:42Published
Threatened sea mammals enjoy Thai lockdown tranquillity [Video]

Threatened sea mammals enjoy Thai lockdown tranquillity

Drone footage shows a herd of dugongs - a rare type of sea mammal - cruising slowly in shallow blue waters off a Thai island as the country sees reduced tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Herd of dugongs seen thriving off the coast of Thai land after coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Herd of dugongs seen thriving off the coast of Thai land after coronavirus lockdown

Aerial footage shows a family of rare dugongs thriving in the clean waters off the coast of Thai land after the coronavirus stopped tourism in the country. Staff from the Marine National Parks..

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Dugong discovery: Large population found off Qatar [Video]

Dugong discovery: Large population found off Qatar

Scientists say much more needs to be done to protect mammals’ habitat.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:36Published

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Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal

BANGKOK (AP) — It's rare to see a threatened species of sea mammal in shallow waters in southern Thailand but thanks to travel restrictions that have stripped popular destinations of crowds of.. - Published

Societal Transformations And Resilience In Arabia Across 12,000 Years Of Climate Change

Today, the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most arid regions in the world. But its climate has not always been the same, and the past has seen both greater aridity and more humidity at different points..
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Dugong discovery: Large population found off Qatar

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Thailand Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags In Major Stores

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Watch VideoThailand is starting the new decade with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores. The country has a goal of completely banning the bags by next year. The ban is part of a..
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String of tragedies spur green push

Dugong deaths and plastic bags
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Conservationists are petitioning for an dugong emoji

This November, Pig the dugong celebrated his 21st birthday at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The birthday boy was presented with a bean sprout cake and new toy at a party thrown in his honor, complete with..
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Kerala gets world's first marine cemetery

*Kozhikode (Kerala):* Cemeteries are commonly built for humans, but in Kerala, they are made for fishes too. They are not just tombs made up of cement or mud, but iron frames that raise their heads to..
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Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan

BANGKOK (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.. - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Southern Africa: Dugongs - Looking to the Gentle Sea Creature's Past May Guard Its Future

[The Conversation Africa] Most people look rather blank when asked if they know what a dugong is. Some may be aware that it's a sea cow, something similar to the manatee. But they don't know much more... - Published

CSG team seizes live dugong from fibre boat, arrests four

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Rare Madagascar dugong is In big trouble

Madagascar’s rare dugong is facing extinction. A study found some of the dugongs are so genetically unique that losing them would be like losing a species of elephant. - Published

Saving the dugong

The sad deaths of two young dugong this week has spurred a plan to clean up the sea and save these threatened mammals and other marine life. — Kanokporn Laorvilai
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Dugong deaths spark calls for plastic ban

Environmentalists have united in their calls for the government to take decisive action, including an across-the-board ban on single-use plastic bags, to mitigate the increasingly severe harm plastics..
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Leonardo DiCaprio shares dugong Marium death

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined Thailand in the mourning of Marium, a young dugong who grabbed national attention before she died.
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Young dugong dies in Thailand in blow for vulnerable species

Marine 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' dies

Several 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.
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Baby Dugong That Became Thai Internet Sensation Dies After Ingesting Plastic

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Marium 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.. - Published Also reported by •NPR

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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Marium death spurs 'dugong masterplan' talks

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss the "national dugong masterplan", following the death of Marium, a baby dugong who died with pieces of..
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A baby sea mammal that captured people's hearts dies from eating plastic

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A beloved baby marine mammal in Thailand has died after consuming plastic and experiencing shock, Thai officials said Saturday.The young dugong, a relative of the manatee, was named Marium after marine..
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