"The endangered dugong is the only southern African sea cow. This ancient order (Sirenia) is distantly related to elephants and also includes the West African and tropical American manatees. Dugongs are slow-moving, entirely aquatic creatures of sheltered tropical waters, where they graze seagrass beds with the rising tide." www.bradtguides.com

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Stingray at Dolphin Cove in Negril

Stingray at Dolphin Cove in Negril

Happy to see me - I visited the springs in Crystal River during Florida's cold snap last February. Manatees from the Gulf of Mexico seek shelter in the springs to be able to keep their core temperature. When the water gets colder than 21 degrees celsius, they can get cold stress: their digestive system blocks and their life is in danger. Last February, even in Florida it was cold and the females were resting on the bottom of the springs to preserve energy. This little male calf…

Happy to see me - I visited the springs in Crystal River during Florida's cold snap last February. Manatees from the Gulf of Mexico seek shelter in the springs to be able to keep their core temperature. When the water gets colder than 21 degrees celsius, they can get cold stress: their digestive system blocks and their life is in danger. Last February, even in Florida it was cold and the females were resting on the bottom of the springs to preserve energy. This little male calf…

Dugong (Dugong dugon)

Dugong (Dugong dugon)

“Dugongs are marine herbivores from shallow waters of the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. They can live to over 70 years of age.”

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“Dugongs are marine herbivores from shallow waters of the Western Pacific and Indian oceans. They can live to over 70 years of age.”

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