Marine mammals

Five dugongs wash up on Saadiyat beach in 'harsh blow' for the species

The mammals probably died after getting entangled in Illegal fishing nets known as hiyali, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi believes

17 February 2018

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide.

17 November 2017

Marine Mammal Experts Meet in Halifax

The 22nd Biennial Conference of the Biology of Marine Mammals was held in Halifax, Canada from 22 -27 October 2017. The event, hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy, was followed by the Eighth International Sirenian Symposium on 28 October.

30 October 2017

Reports and Presentations from Dugong MOS3 and Technical Workshop Online

The Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Dugong MOU took place at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 13-14 March 2017. The meeting was followed by the two-day Seagrass and Dugong Technical Workshop which took place at the same venue from 15-16 March 2017.

25 July 2017

Seagrass meadows—critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the Johor islands

Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs.

11 July 2017

Dugongs starve as climate change destroys their food supply

In Queensland, Australia, dugong populations are crashing as extreme weather events combined with increased river sediments from human activities are depleting the seagrasses they live on.

28 June 2017

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017

Bauer Chay Dan hütet jetzt Seekühe vor Koh Libong

Das Wasser ist ruhig, leichte Wolken ziehen vorüber, immer mal wieder blitzt ein Sonnenstrahl hervor.

30 April 2017