dugong


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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.
A workshop on the Arabian Gulf Dugong Population was held on November 30 as part of a collaboration agreement between QU, ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ), and Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG).
From Vilankulos to Xai-Xai, the turquoise waters are literally teeming with marine life; giant manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, dolphins and the rare dugong on the list.
In a statement the SCE said it had received a call reporting the presence of a dead dugong in Budaiya beach at around 3pm.
Total Abu Al Bukhoosh and Total E&P UAE agreed to continue their sponsorship of the EAD's Dugong Conservation Programme, which has been exclusively sponsored by Total since they ventured into an initiative to protect the endangered species.
In addition, a dugong skeleton is a highlight of the interactive display.
The professor solved the popular mythology of mermaids at this institution when he verified in 1942 the continued existence of a sea mammal that is anatomically similar to human beings, called the dugong, 100 years after the last specimen was recorded.
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.
A remote African paradise Built on stilts in the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean amongst the mangroves, this eco-paradise is home to flocks of flamingos, tropical fish and the very rare Dugong with sunsets nothing less that breath-taking.
Tara Hawkes, 23, was in shallow water near the vessel True North at Dugong Bay in the Kimberley region when the two-metre (6ft 6ins) crocodile bit her upper leg.
The event, which will be held in collaboration with Dugong Pinoy-United Filipino Volunteers, will feature over 10 local bands, including Samad, Klische, Forces of Eros, The Juniors, Dukedoms, Project 206, Emblem of Zion, Areacode Reload, ODA and more.
Having trammeled the environment in Venezuela, the oil industry moved on to the Middle East, where it encountered more mangroves and an aquatic mammal called the sea cow or dugong, cousin of the Lake Maracaibo manatee.