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By AG STAFF May 11, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

Dugongs need clean seas and healthy seagrass beds, but are often forced to live with the impacts of human activities such as pollution from coastal developments. The health and habitats of these marine mammals face increasing threats.

In the hope of reducing these, University of Queensland researchers are investigating factors affecting dugong health.

Your donation will support an annual health assessment program of dugongs living near a major city (Brisbane) to: assess general health and body condition; identify factors that cause chronic stress; measure pollutants that may cause harm; pinpoint factors that may affect their ability to reproduce; and screen for emerging diseases.

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