Dugongs

By Connie 3A

Dugongs

Dugongs

Dugongs are Australian marine mammals.

The dugong is an interesting marine mammal. Its scientific name is Dugong dugon. Their cousins are the sea cows.

Dugongs live in tropical seas around northern Australia.

Dugongs are grey or grey-brown in colour. They have a dolphin like tail and bristles on their lips.

They eat sea grasses and flowering plants.

Predators of dugongs are the tiger sharks. People also are a danger to dugongs because they use propeller speedboats

Dugongs are not born in eggs. They are born alive.

Threats are humans trying to kill them .

Dugongs are an unusual marine mammals with a unique appearance.