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

WHERE THEY HANG ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.