Tag: dugong


The number of baby dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef has increased

The 2011 Queensland floods devastated the dugong’s primary food source causing an increase in deaths by starvation. Since then, a number of initiatives on behalf of the government, interest groups and traditional owners have attempted to protect the species from extinction. After six years, we have some good news.


Dugong rescue operation in NSW

A young dugong recently found a long way from home in southern NSW is being relocated to Queensland after concerns over its health mounted.