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Another dugong found dead on Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga Bay

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PHOTO: เหยี่ยวข่าว ภูเก็ต Newshawk Phuket

On November 30, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, received a report about another dead dugong in Phang Nga Bay. Local people found the dugong washed up on Tha Khao Beach in Moo 5, Yao Noi Island, located between Phuket and Krabi.

The officials reported it was a male dugong and its body had been already started decaying. The skin of the dugong was already peeling off.

The body of the dugong has been removed from the beach and the veterinary team will make an autopsy today (December 1) to find out more about the cause of death.

It’s been a bad year for the Andaman region’s dugongs with many reported washed up on beaches between Satun to Phang Nga. Some high profile cases, Mariam and Jamil, caught the public’s attention after they were discovered alive washed up on Krabi beaches. Their attempted rehabilitation was captured on streaming video services and ended up bringing the plight of the region’s dugongs to a much wider audience. Sadly both Mariam and Jamil eventually died.

STORY: Newshawk Phuket

 

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