Why are dugongs called dugongs?
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."
There is an organisation that is called Dugongs Reach-out.
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 have lungs and don't have gills.
Dugongs are found in Australia.
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
Dugongs migrate on a yearly basis
Dugongs live in estuaries.
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
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.
how do dugongs communicate with other animals and humans
dugongs eat LIKE A HOOVER! HA HA HA HA
yes dugongs are being saved but need help
dugongs are getting kiled from boats running over them and they are getting hunted
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.
Yes. Dugongs are native to many parts of the world, including Australian waters.
Dugongs are herbivores, which means that they only eat plants. They don't eat meat.
The Land Mammal Closely Related To The Dugongs Are Elephants <3
Hippos belong to a group of animals called pachyderms, which include elephants, rhinoceroses, tapirs, and ironically: manatees and dugongs.
Manatees are very similar to dugongs. However there is one very distinct difference, a dugongs tail is shaped like the flukes of a whale and the manatees is shaped more rounded like a paddle.
One of the Dugongs adaptations is it's liver, it removes all of the salt from the plants that it consumes.
Dugongs are mammals, and mammals CANNOT BREATHE UNDERWATER, but they can hold their breath for a few minutes.
Not sure, but i think that tiger sharks eat dugongs. Nothing eats dugongs, but dugongs eat seagrasses tiger sharks are natural enemies of dugongs so they can get killed by them. Crocodiles, Sharks, Killer Whales. Aboriginal People hunt them for meat and oil because it's their "hunting right". Hope this helped. :)
No. Sea cows live in the sea, which is why they're called "sea cows." Their more proper names are Dugongs or Manatees.
What do dugongs eat? NO actually they eat kelp sea grass and wire weed so HA HA HA
Do not hunt them
No, the dugongs require warmer water and could not survive in the bitter cold of Antarctica.
no, they are not
Yes, they do.
People are stopped from killing dugongs by people telling sailors to sail slowly on dugong-inhabited water so as not to run over them. Also, sometimes people charge those who illegally hunt 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.
Dugongs are not the only herbivores that live in water, however manatees and dugongs are the only marine mammals that are herbivorous.
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… Read More
about 1000 of them
Yes, they are.
to smell food
Dugongs are prey for many animals. Polar bears, sharks, killer whales, and many other predators can eat a dugong with extreme ease.
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Manatees and dugongs are sea cows. They're called cows because they're similar to cows, as they chew their food for eight hours a day.
The Dugongs are listed with a status of "vulnerable" according to the IUCN Red List, and their population trend "unknown". For more details, please see sites listed below.
dugongs are an endangered species so it is illegal to hunt them also there are some in captivity to help keep numbers up i hope this answers your question.
I know that some sharks eat dugongs, but the Great White Shark's range doesn't overlap much with the dugong's range, so I think they do not.
The dugongs life cycle is its birth stage, calf stage and adult stage. The dugong is called a calf between 12 to 70 years of age and when its born it weighs 25kg to 35kg and is about a netre in length. The female dugong then has a baby which happens every 3-7 years. Its lifespan is 70years of age so once it reaches it, it could live for longer or die.
In the Sargasso Sea.
Yes, in the family Sirenidae, with dugongs.
all sea creatures sleep
This link has some interesting information.