to smell food
A dugongs muzzle is used to help it find its food. Dugongs eat seagrass and the muzzle digs furrows in the seafloor to uproot the seagrass.
loss of food and habitat
Nothing eats dugongs, but dugongs eat seagrasses tiger sharks are natural enemies of dugongs so they can get killed by them.
Yes. Dugongs are vertebrates.
Dugongs are found in Australia.
Dugongs have lungs and don't have gills.
Dugongs migrate on a yearly basis
Dugongs can be 9.8 feet to 32.8 feet!
Dugongs live in estuaries.
Yes. Dugongs and manatees are marine mammals but unlike dolphins they are herbivores. Dugongs subsist on sea grass.
Dugongs are tagged with tracking devices, this is done for that scientists can monitor their population and keep tract of the dugongs
Although dugongs are known to make many migrations in order to find food or warmer waters, dugongs can breed at any part of their habitat. Dugongs live in shallow water off the coasts of eastern Africa, western India, northern and western Australia, and all around the coasts of the Indonesian, Philippine, and New Guinean islands. Dugongs typically breed in late summer.
There is an organisation that is called Dugongs Reach-out.
how do dugongs communicate with other animals and humans
Dugongs have lots of fat in their backs so when a preditor approaches the simply turn their back and believe it or not but dugongs are actually fast
dugongs eat LIKE A HOOVER! HA HA HA HA
dugongs are getting kiled from boats running over them and they are getting hunted
yes dugongs are being saved but need help
The word comes from Tagalog, and the earlier Malay "duyung" with the meaning "lady of the sea." This is another reference to sailors imagining dugongs or manatees as "mermaids."
Yes. Dugongs are native to many parts of the world, including Australian waters.
Dugongs are lik manatees so we need to help them in the same way.
According to an internet search, it is possible that dugongs evolved around 11 million years ago. Individual dugongs can get to be 70+ years of age.
Because their predators eat them and human beings kill them for money. So this is the reason why the dugongs are endangered. Dugongs are endangered because sharks, crocodiles and killer whales hunt them for food. Also entanglement in fishing wire and nets, coastal development and pollution is a major problem. Aboriginals are playing a large part in culling and hunting dugongs for meat, because it's their hunting right. Dugongs are slow moving, which means that they're often victims of boat strikes and are often seriously injured by propellers. Dugongs are also slow breeders, only being able to reproduce after the age of 17, and having on one pup in 3-7 years.
it helps the dugong to digest the food properly and to add conseotherpa which is a special feature that makes it easier for dugongs to get the right nutrients for their food