Marine mammals

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

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

Nations Meet to Save Dugongs and their Seagrass Habitats

Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2017 – Delegates from twenty-three countries, along with the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, gather today under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) for the opening of the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats (Dugong MOU).

13 March 2017

Dead dugong raises concerns over fishing practices in Great Barrier Reef

Lacerations and scratches on animal found north of Townsville suggest entanglement with fishing net or line, say researchers

01 July 2016

Revised Dugong Questionnaire Survey & Upload File and New Short Questionnaire Available

A revised version of the Standardised Dugong Catch/Bycatch Questionnaire and Upload File is now available along with a new shorter version of the Questionnaire.

28 February 2016

Sick dugong evades rescue as air force on standby

The health of the marine animal, first seen in Merimbula in NSW, is deteriorating after failed attempts to rescue it and airlift it back to Queensland

20 January 2016