A creature of mystery - rare dugong is sighted in Seychelles at Aldabra

When travelling through the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands, scattered throughout the warm, tropical waters of the western Indian Ocean, seafarers might consider themselves fortunate to witness a whale lumbering gracefully through the sea or a pod of dolphins frolicking in the waves.

Last updated on 03 March 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Seychelles
Region: 
Indian Ocean
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Habitat loss and degradation
Human Disturbance
Species: 
Dugong dugon
Species group: 
Marine mammals