Dugong

Dugongs are large herbivorous marine mammals that are found in at least 37 countries, with large herds living in northern Australian waters.

Sadly, dugongs are currently listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Animal stats

Scientific Name
Scientific Name
Dugong dugon
Diet
Diet
Herbivorous
Size
Size
Up to 3.5 metres
Conservation Status
Conservation Status
Vulnerable to Extinction

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
Dugong population structure, connectivity and movements along the developing central Queensland coastine
2015
UQ
LANYON, Janet, SEDDON, J & DA SILVA, C
Informing dugong hunting management in Torres Strait by studying dugong movements and habitat usage
2011
JCU
MARSH, Helene, FUENTES, M &HAMMANN, H
Profiling the hindgut bacteria of wild and captive dugong as an indicator of gut health
2009
UQ
TROTT, Darren, LANYON, Janet & KLIEVE, A
Population genetics of the dugong in the central Great Barrier Reef region.
2006
JCU
MCMAHON, Adrian, LAWLER, Ivan
Age estimation of live dugongs; development and application of molecular technique
2004
JCU
DUNSHEA, Glenn & LAWLER, Ivan

Genetic tagging dugongs South East Queensland

2004
UQ
LANYON, Janet & SLADE, Rob

The effects of anthropogenic noise on the behaviour of inshore marine mammals: dugongs and dolphins.

2002
JCU
HODGSON, Amanda

Foraging ecology of dugongs; implications for management

2002
JCU
LAWLER, Ivan

Improving aerial survey estimates of dugong population through compensating for variation in diving behaviour and water turbidity

2000
JCU
MARSH, Helene & LAWLER, Ivan

Can dugong sanctuaries protect dolphins? (Reckitt & Coleman funded project)

1999
JCU
CORKERON, Peter

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