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Young dugong rescued in Krabi, taken back to Trang home waters

Apr 30. 2019
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By The Thaiger

A young dugong, found on a Krabi beach, has been taken back to its home waters off Trang.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources on Tuesday reported that the stranded dugong had been transported back to Trang on Monday.

“The dugong is aged around two to three years. It is 120 centimetres long. No wounds were found on the dugong, which can swim by itself.

We believe that the dugong got lost from its herd,” the department said.

The mammal has been taken to Koh Libong Trang, a popular area for dugongs as the waters are full of sea grass. 

The dugong is a protected species in Thailand.


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