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Name: Dugong Dugon Size: 3m Lifespan: 70 years.

WHERE THEY HANG ? Dugong enjoy munching out on the all important seagrass fields of Edgecumbe Bay in Bowen - although rarely seen, they have been spotted while fishing near shore in the bay and also from the foreshore jetty!

SUPER COOL FACTS ? These large marine animals have evolved over 60 million years! They eat seagrass and have been mistaken for mermaids with their unique tail shape.

LEAVE NO FOOTPRINTS ? Dugongs are sadly a vulnerable species - and protecting their habitat is an important step in keeping them safe. Have you ever thought of volunteering to make a difference? The Whitsunday Seagrass Volunteers in monitoring this all important habitat in our region.

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