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Body of adult male dugong washes ashore in Krabi

Aug 18. 2019
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By Sitthichai Sikhawat
The Nation

A 240-kilogram, 2.6-metre-long carcass of an adult male dugong was found at Rai Lay Bay in Krabi’s Muang district on Sunday afternoon, according to Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Worapot Limlom.

The dugong, thought to be 25 years old, was swept ashore at Ton Sai Beach in tambon Ao Nang around noon, prompting villagers to alert the park officials. The animal had bruising on its left fin and officials suspect it had died not long before the carcass was discovered. Park officials later contacted the Phuket Marine Biological Center to collect the carcass for autopsy to determine the cause of death, he added.

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