Protection areas to be set up following death of dugong in Phuket

PUBLISHED ON MON, JUN 19, 2017 6:43 PM

Protection areas to be set up following death of dugong in Phuket

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Officials assist the badly injured dugong. Photo: Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park

 

PHUKET:-- An official from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) has stated that protected areas will be introduced for dudongs following the death of one of the animals at the PMBC this morning.

 

The call for the protected areas come after an injured dugong was found on a beach at Phi Phi Island last night and died today whilst being cared for at the PMBC this morning (June 19).

 

The dugong, which was two metres long and weighed more than 40 kilograms, was found by residents on a beach at Phi Phi Island in Krabi by local residents who said that it has a large wound on its tail.

 

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