Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dugongs - the Demise of the Mermaids

I must say, rarely have I found a picture more disturbing.

Sad story here.
Dugongs are classified as vulnerable and as usual, the main causes of population declines are anthropogenic, with hunting, habitat degradation and fishing related fatalities being the principal ones.

2011 is the Pacific Year of the Dugong.

There's even an action plan by SPREP and I sure hope that it will help curtail the abomination that is the hunting for Dugongs in Australia's North.

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