dugong

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  • noun

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sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia

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For my part, I was only vexed to see the dugong escape all our attacks.
The dugong came within twenty feet of the boat, stopped, sniffed the air briskly with its large nostrils (not pierced at the extremity, but in the upper part of its muzzle).
I heard its teeth grind on the iron plate, and the dugong disappeared, carrying the harpoon with him.
It required tackle of enormous strength to hoist the dugong on to the platform.
It followed from a 2-day workshop on dugongs held in October 2014 as part of the agreement signed in July of that year by EMRQ, QU and TAMUG to further environmental research and marine mammal initiatives relevant to Qatar.
Mohammed Mubarak bin Daina received fishermen Mohammed Althawadi, Abdulrahman Althawadi and Ali Ayedi and thanked them for their efforts to save Dugongs.
Manama: Two dead dugongs have washed up in as many months along Bahrain's northern coast.
It also supports the second-largest population of dugongs in the world after Australia.
The UAE has the second largest population of dugongs in the world, after Australia.
Historically, dugongs have had a cultural and economic importance to Qataris, having been used as both an economic and food resource in the Arabian Gulf for more than 7,500 years.
As old as the scientific station, there are dried up plant samples and various sea species preserved in formalin like turtle eggs, shark fetuses, innards of male and female dugongs, and sea cucumbers, all still in perfect condition.
Similar 16S rDNA gene studies of the digestive tract of dugongs (Dugong dugong) also showed similar results, with primary phyla including Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae, Proteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia (Tsukinowa, E.
La Vallee La region abrite encore des ibex et des gazelles, les dugongs (gros mammiferes marins) et les tortues vertes qui vivent sur la cote et sur les Eles.
3 million square kilometers) and home to endangered species such as blue whales, dugongs, nurse sharks, and sea turtles.
Marine Park status will include a ban on oil and gas exploration and the protection of sea creatures, including the blue whale, green turtle, grey nurse sharks, and dugongs, but it will undoubtedly affect the fishing industry.