Along the coast of Abu Dhabi, development is spilling into the sea, smothering the sea grass beds that nourish rare marine mammals called dugongs. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta What in the World is a Dugong? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/YProaycNpHE National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Orphaned shortly after his birth, a baby Dugong fights for his life. Will the Ocean Rescue Team be able to get this injured baby Dugong to eat, and in turn get him on the path to recovery? An amazing animal rescue story. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more animal and wildlife documentaries. http://bit.ly/LoveNatureYT Live outside the United States and want more Love Nature? Subscribe to our streaming service at http://bit.ly/watchLN or visit http://bit.ly/LoveNatureTV to find which cable operator and channel we are on in your country. Make sure to also subscribe to our other socials: Facebook: http://bit.ly/LoveNatureFB Instagram: http://bit.ly/LoveNatureIG Twitter: http://bit.ly/LNTwitter2 #dugong #documentary #animalrescue
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Dugong dugon(sea cow) digging sea grass Dugong dugon is a medium-sized marine mammal. It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee use fresh water to some degree. Dugongs are long lived, and the oldest recorded specimen reached age 73. Dugongs, along with other sirenians, are referred to as "sea cows" because their diet consists mainly of sea-grass.
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Dugongs are sea cows. They graze on sea grass meadows underwater the same way as cattle graze on land. The problem is dugongs are on the verge of extinction and are rarely sighted. Dugongs are under threat due to destructive fisheries practice and degradation of seagrass habitats. In the run up to World Environment Day, we focus on this gentle vegetarian mammal. The health of the dugong is an indicator of the health of the community. Now a global movement has been launched for the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass habitats in eight countries from Africa to Asia and into the Pacific. NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and abroad. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ndtv?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ndtv Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ndtv Download the NDTV Apps: http://www.ndtv.com/page/apps Watch more videos: http://www.ndtv.com/video?yt
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Occurred on December 20, 2018 / El Quseir, Red Sea, Egypt "An endangered sea mammal, Dugong, otherwise known as a sea cow, grazing on seagrass." Contact [email protected] to license this or any ViralHog video. Make money from your videos! Submit footage here: https://goo.gl/yejGkm Subscribe, Like, or Follow ViralHog: YouTube: https://goo.gl/A0gBKk Facebook: https://goo.gl/XQWqJt Instagram: https://goo.gl/NMq8dl Twitter: https://goo.gl/pF8Xop
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Steller's sea cows were large herbivores that had a seal-like appearance with a tail which resembled that of a whale. The Steller's sea cow was named after George Steller who discovered the animal and who described it: "The animal never comes out on shore, but always lives in the water. Seekuh und Dugong ,interessante Tiere,حيوانات مثيرة للاهتمام,有趣的动物,animaux intéressants,दिलचस्प जानवर,animali interessanti,面白い動物,interesting animals,ilginç hayvanlar,animais interessantes,интересные животные,สัตว์ที่น่าสนใจ,ενδιαφέροντα ζώα
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The massive skeleton of an extinct megafauna, the Steller’s sea cow, was discovered on a Siberian beach this November (2017). This rare find was made even more special, due to the skeleton’s near completeness. This particular skeleton was found in the Komandorsky Nature Reserve, an ecological sanctuary that’s been submitted for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Russian researcher Marina Shitova, who has studied Komandorsky’s northern fur seals, first spotted the animal’s rib cage protruding through the soil. From end to end, it measured 17 feet, though its skull and several vertebrae were missing. Mature adults could reach lengths of 25 feet, and weighed between eight and ten tons. Apart from cetaceans, the Steller’s sea cow was quite possibly the largest mammal of the Holocene, which began roughly 11,700 years ago (and arguably ended at the start of today’s Anthropocene). The Steller's sea cow, Hydrodamalis gigas, is an extinct herbivorous marine mammal of the North Pacific Ocean. It was the largest member of the order Sirenia, which includes its closest living relative, the dugong (Dugong dugon), and the manatees (Trichechus spp.). The Steller's sea cow reached up to 9 meters (30 ft) in length, making it among the largest mammals other than whales to have existed in the holocene epoch. And weight value is estimated to lie between these figures, at around 9 to 11 short tons (8 to 10 metric tons).
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Amazing encounter with a dugong whilst diving in Dili - shot in 4K. Straight out from the country’s capital, Dili, it’s possible to dive with one of the most charismatic and rarest animals found in the ocean – the dugong. But simply stumbling across a sea cow in a large stretch of ocean is not easy! Bertie heads to dive site Tasitolu to try his luck. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/scubazoo.tv Follow us on Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/ScubazooTV Follow us on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sz.tv Wanna come diving in Timor-Leste? http://www.ataurodiveresort.com http://www.aquaticadiveresort.com https://www.facebook.com/MVAtauro/ Main camera we film on topside: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1082825-REG/sony_pxw_fs7_compact_4k_xdcam_with.html Camera we use underwater: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1283257-REG/panasonic_dmc_gh5_mirrorless_micro_four.html Best underwater housings: https://www.nauticam.com/products/na-gh5-housing-for-panasonic-lumix-gh5-camera Underwater lights we use: http://keldanlights.com/english/products/compact-lights/video-4x-9000lm-cri82.html?ridcat=50 Behind the scenes pictures: http://www.scubazoo.tv/timor-leste-from-below-2/ Music used under license from Audio Network To license any of this footage please contact [email protected] Stay tuned for more epic scuba diving videos in Timor-Leste from Below on SZtv. #dili #dugong #timorlestefrombelow #sztv #scubazootv #scubazoo #timorleste #scubadiving #scubadivingdili #cinematography #photography #videography #underwater #bertie ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please take a moment to participate in our poll below. It would really help us understand what viewers enjoy about our videos. https://app2.sli.do/event/m7g6zbf4/embed/polls/1003657
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This large vegetarian mammal is a relative of the manatee and is thought to have inspired the myths behind mermaids. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILDSubscribe ➡ Watch all clips from Destination Wild here: http://bit.ly/DestinationWild About National Geographic Wild: National Geographic Wild is a place for all things animals and for animal-lovers alike. Take a journey through the animal kingdom with us and discover things you never knew before, or rediscover your favorite animals! Get More National Geographic Wild: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILD Facebook: http://bit.ly/NGWFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/NGWTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NGWInstagram The Dugong: the Ocean's Vacuum Cleaner | Wild Egypt https://youtu.be/9aBNLa--uR4 Nat Geo Wild https://www.youtube.com/user/NatGeoWild
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Discover key moments from history and stories about fascinating people on the Official BBC Documentary channel: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs_YouTube_Channel Want more natural history and wildlife videos? Visit the official BBC Earth channel: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthWW BBC Earth The BBC Earth YouTube channel is home to over 50 years-worth of the best animal videos from the BBC archive. With three new videos released every week there’s something for all nature loves from astounding animal behaviour to beautiful imagery. Click here to find our more: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthWW In the shallow waters, the gentle sea cows graze on plants. This endearing clip shows David Attenborough swimming with water based mammals as graceful as one can imagine. From the BBC's Life of Mammals documentary series.. Watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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Дюгонь гоняет черепах!!! (в конце ролика). A sea-cow drives turtles. The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza.
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#dugong #seacow #snorklingredsea #divingredsea #redsea #marsaalam #egypt
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Manatee : (Trichechus manatus) Dugong : (Dugong dugon) Manatee links http://www.iucnredlist.org/search http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/manatee/ Dugong links http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/6909/0 http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Dugong_dugon/ Extra footage of some wild manatee (made by myself in Florida) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyPDkK21kIo Extra footage of a wild dugong (made by Toke69) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpH6oLhhCJo&t=0s
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Swimming with Dugong dugon(sea cow) Dugong dugon is a medium-sized marine mammal. It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee use fresh water to some degree. Dugongs are long lived, and the oldest recorded specimen reached age 73. Dugongs, along with other sirenians, are referred to as "sea cows" because their diet consists mainly of sea-grass.
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Nature Atlas is a brand new Zoology channel, showcasing some of the most incredible animals, ecosystems and cutting-edge research zoology has to offer. Future videos will cover unusual but fascinating research that is currently ongoing in the zoological field as well as exploring a menagerie of different animals; The anatomy and mechanisms that allow them to survive, how they evolved, and the ways humans are changing how they live. In this first video, we will be showcasing an amazing giant relative of the dugong that lived over 200 years ago but was hunted quickly to extinction. This will be an ongoing series, looking at the megafauna that humans lived alongside with, and what eventually lead to their demise. Music: http://www.purple-planet.com All images and videos are using the Creative Commons licence.
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The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a large marine mammal which, together with the manatees, is one of four living species of the order Sirenia. It is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th century. It is also the only sirenian in its range, which spans the waters of at least 37 countries throughout the Indo-Pacific, though the majority of dugongs live in the northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay. The dugong is the only strictly-marine herbivorous mammal, as all species of manatee utilise fresh water to some degree. As Per Wikipedia 2011 www.aquavision.co.za
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The slow and gentle dugong has developed an interesting survival strategy to stay away from tiger sharks. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Dugongs vs. Tiger Sharks | National Geographic https://youtu.be/VxtujLA4b-A National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Le Dugong est un indicateur-clé de l'état de son environnement.Les deux principales menaces sont directement liées à l'activité humaine.La perte de son habitat naturel que sont les herbiers et les mangroves et les dangers que représentent les filets de pêche et les hélices de bateaux. Interviews from locaux. The Dugong is a key indicator of the state of his environnement.Two main threats are directly related to the humaine. Loss of natural habitat are seagrass beds and mangroves, and the dangers of fishing nets activity and boat propellers.
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Встреча с дюгонем, бухта Марса Мубарак, Январь 2017 год. Meeting with a dugong, the Bay of Marsa Mubarak, January 2017.
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Diving and snorkeling with Dugongs off Coron Island in the Philippines. Special thanks to Dugong Dive Center for making it happen and to Cashew Grove Beach resort for a wonderful stay. All video was shot using a Canon G7X camera in a Fantasea Line underwater housing. Royalty free music provided by the Sonicfire Pro music program.
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Lurking in warm waters of the world are a large mammal with a vacuum like snout. On this episode of World’s Weirdest Animals, we bring you the dugong. The dugong or sea cow as it’s also called is a large sea mammal being one of 4 living species of the order Sirenia, the other 3 species being manatees. Measuring up to 11 feet or 3.4 meters long and weighing in at 2000 lbs or 1 ton the Dugong while having flippers and a flat tail like a whale, are more closely related to an elephant. It is believed that elephant like creatures entered the water and eventually evolved into the dugong. A close but extinct relative to the dugong is the steller's sea cow. This aqua behemoth was multiple times larger than the dugong. The dugong is more agile than you might think. This mammal can perform a neat trick when in shallow waters they can stand using their tail, poking their head above the water’s surface. They live in both groups and by their own, when grouped with others they’ll use a handful of unique sounds to communicate. These noises come in the form of squeaky chirps and barks. Their large heavy bones keep them submerged underwater, while their lungs on their backs keep them in a horizontal alignment, ideal for swimming. Their swim speed is slow only 6 miles or 10 km/h at a normal pace. They are able to max out though at around 14 miles or 22 and ½ km /h. The dugong reach sexual maturity between age 9 and 15. Between age 12 and 15 the dugong will develop tusks which are usually only visible on the males. Females will be pregnant for a full year before giving birth to their babies which happens every 3 to 7 years. A strong bond is created between the mother and baby which lasts 18 months before the calf is released on it’s own. Provided there is an ample food supply, the dugong will live up to 70 years old. Residing in waters around japan, the Philippines, east africa, Australia and the red sea this creature will spend hours grazing on the ocean floor. Sea grass is there food of choice of which they will eat around 70 lbs or 32 kg a day of. To avoid eating the sand that comes with their grassy lunch, the dugong shake their head from side to side releasing most of the sand from the grass before consumption. Many of them live off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is known for their man made islands which are created by large ships pumping tons of sand into a single spot. All this coastline development is killing the sea grass which is vital for the survival of the dugong. This marine mammal needs to consume a plethora of this low nutrient sea grass just to keep themselves nourished. Their numbers have dropped drastically as a result of not only the coastal development but oceanic chemical pollution, getting struck by boats and getting caught in fishing nets. Abu Dhabi has stepped up and created a protected area, where all the dugong hang out, that is free from tourism, development and fishing. Now protected by law, the Dugongs numbers have yet to recover. The human threat isn’t all they have to worry about killer whales, crocodiles and sharks all enjoy the dugong as meal. Currently the largest population of dugong is in the red sea followed 2nd by the threatened population off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Source: http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/dugong_facts/237/ Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSU_BexHQTs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojOxMAmkK-E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0hsbRmHaIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDpkX1hwbk https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/7636814558 Check out some of our other videos: Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdgPyZF45g&feature=youtu.be Top 10 Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTej1u-7-0&feature=youtu.be Support TTL by using our amazon link: http://amzn.to/2dQQ4nu Subscribe to our channel! → http://bit.ly/subscribe_to_titantoplist For copyright matters please contact: [email protected] Intro music thanks to Machinmasound: Rallying the Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPk4RD19Nw Titan Top List is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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big fish video. machali ka video. sea cow fishes. manatee fish. dugong fish in aquarium big fish tank. इतनी बड़ी मछली.Big Fish Video.Sea Cow Fish.Manatee Fish.Dugong Fish in Big Aquarium Fish Tank. समंदर की गाय. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manatee) Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). They measure up to 4.0 metres (13.1 ft) long, weigh as much as 590 kilograms (1,300 lb), and have paddle-like flippers. The etymology of the name is dubious, with connections having been made to Latin "manus" (hand), and to a word sometimes cited as "manati" used by the Taíno, a pre-Columbian people of the Caribbean, meaning "breast". Manatees are occasionally called sea cows, as they are slow plant-eaters, peaceful and similar to cows on land. They often graze on water plants in tropical seas. Manatees are herbivores and eat over 60 different freshwater ( e.g. floating hyacinth, pickerel weed, alligator weed, water lettuce, hydrilla, water celery, musk grass, mangrove leaves) and saltwater plants (e.g. sea grasses, shoal grass, manatee grass, turtle grass, widgeon grass, sea clover, and marine algae). Using their divided upper lip, an adult manatee will commonly eat up to 10%–15% of their body weight (about 50 kg) per day. Consuming such an amount requires the manatee to graze for up to seven hours a day. Manatees have been known to eat small amounts of fish from nets.
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I have shot incredible video and swim with Dugong swimming and hugging with Green Turtle. No special equipment even video camera. Just smartphone CAT S40. Дюгонь обіймається з зеленою черепахою. Egypt 2016. This video is being managed exclusively by Newsflare. To use this video for broadcast or in a commercial player go to: http://www.newsflare.com/video/72837/other/dugong-or-manatee-or-sea-cow-turtle-are-hugging-in-the-red-sea-in-egypt or email: [email protected] or call: +44 (0) 8432 895 191
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Dugongs and manatees all over the world are threatened. These sea cows have almost vanished from the coasts of the Philippines. Even if hunting dugongs has now been prohibited, their meat is still prized. Now only small groups of dugongs survive off the Filipino coasts. More Global 3000: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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An ancient sea cow hunted to extinction has reappeared on a remote Russian island. The headless remains of a Steller's sea cow were found by nature reserve officials on the far flung Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. The 20-foot (six-metre) long beast died out in the 18th century because they were sitting targets for harpoon hunters, having no fear of humans. Ribs of the creature were found jutting out of the seashore like a 'fence'. An eight hour dig showed that this was a rare find of the existence sea cow, once endemic to the waters of these islands between Russia and Alaska. They found 45 vertebrae, 27 ribs, a left scapula and other bones on the headless creature. Sightings of these sea cows were recorded by Arctic explorers before it died out. Sea cows would have grown up to ten metres (30 feet) long and weighed up to ten tonnes. They were good swimmers and spent their days crazing grass on the sea floor using horny pads to chew. Nature reserve inspector Maria Shitova spotted the protruding ribs of the skeleton which will be displayed on the islands. The huge animals belonged to a group of mammals known as Sirenia, named after the mermaids of Greek mythology. 'According to the fossil record, animals in the genus Hydrodamalis inhabited coastal waterways from Japan through the Aleutian Island chain to Baja California during the Late Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene', according to researchers from George Mason University writing in Biology Letters. 'According to historical records, by the eighteenth century the species had declined to remnant populations around only Bering and Copper Islands, Russia', researchers wrote. The species was named after German explorer George Steller who first documented its existence during a voyage in 1741. This team survived by hunting the sea cows which moved in herds and were easy prey, with reports suggesting one cow could feed 33 men for a month. Stellar said the 4-inch blubber tasted like almond oil, writes BBC, and word spread about its meat. The last one was killed in 1768, 27 years after it was discovered by modern man. Scientists believe these hunting expeditions could have played a role in its downfall. Reports suggest hunters killed far more sea cow than they could eat as they assumed there was an infinite supply. Music: "Spellbound" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Blog: https://patrynworldlatestnews.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patryn.worldlatestnews
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Die großartigste Begegnung beim Tauchen in Marsa Alam war die mit einem Dugong (Seekuh). Dugongs sind sehr sehr seltene Tiere, denn mit nur 7 ihrer Art sind sie in Ägypten so gut wie ausgestorben. --- The greatest encounter among others while diving in Marsa Alam was the one with a Dugong (sea cow). Dugongs are very very rare to see animals and with only 7 of their kind left almost extinct in Egypt. Music by Epic Soul Factory & Roger Subirana Mata Equipment: Cameras: Canon Powershot D20, Canon EOS 70D, Canon Powershot S100, Actionpro X7 Lights: Sola Light 2100SF, Sola Light 2500F Cut & Edit: Final Cut Pro X Color Correction: HyColour PRO – https://www.hyfx.tv/hycolourpro About Bluewavefilms: Website: www.bluewavefilms.de Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluewavefilms.de Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102326693522937038707/102326693522937038707/posts Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bluewavefilms_ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bluewavefilm Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user2043396
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A heard of manatees swam by the shore of Three Rooker Island in Dunedin, FL. The water was shallow and clear enough that plenty of beach goers could experience the 16 sea cows! Original Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KvDVZitug8 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/JukinSubscriber LIKE us on FACEBOOK http://facebook.com/JukinVideo FOLLOW us on TWITTER http://twitter.com/JukinVideo FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/JukinVideo TO LICENSE THIS CLIP, GO TO:
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Dugongs, one of four living species of the order Sirenia, is currently under conservation status due to the illegal hunting for its meat and oil. In Coron, Palawan, the Dugong Dive Center offers divers and swimmers an opportunity to get a close encounter with the majestic mermaids. Dugongs, also known as 'Sea Cows'. The Philippines is one of the countries with identified feeding grounds for dugongs, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources conducts pioneering programs in line with conserving and preventing the decline of these marine species. Vloggers: Natalie Tarin: @coco.natty Jemaville Lim: @jemaninjah ---- Stalk our other channels: FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/thetravellingfoxes INSTAGRAM - http://www.instagram.com/TheTravellingFoxes PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/travellingfoxes WEBSITE - http://www.thetravellingfoxes.com/
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Each year, hundreds of critically endangered manatees are killed in U.S. waters by boats, disease and cold weather. 2006 was the worst year on record for manatee deaths 416 animals perished. With only a few thousand remaining in the wild, mostly in heavily developed Florida wetlands, the clock is ticking in efforts to save this amazing mammal from extinction. Another rare species and close relative of manatees is the dugong. Dugongs cling to survival in a few isolated corners of the globe. In marine sanctuaries in Abu Dhabi, the bizarre animals have been notoriously difficult to find, let alone photograph. Manatees and Dugongs features exclusive HD imagery of the mammals in the wild and examines efforts of scientists to protect the two species. The program also includes thrilling captures and field exams of manatees in Florida.
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The slow and gentle dugong has developed an interesting survival strategy to stay away from tiger sharks. See more Tiger Sharks! Tiger Sharks vs. Turtles: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/reptiles-animals/turtles-and-tortoises/shark_tiger_turtles.html?source=4002 ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Dugongs vs. Tiger Sharks | National Geographic https://youtu.be/Ql2bBzwJR7g National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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The Steller's sea cow, Hydrodamalis gigas, is an extinct herbivorous marine mammal of the North Pacific Ocean. It was the largest member of the order Sirenia, which includes its closest living relative, the dugong (Dugong dugon), and the manatees (Trichechus spp.). The Steller's sea cow reached up to 9 meters (30 ft) in length, making it among the largest mammals other than whales to have existed in the holocene epoch. And weight value is estimated to lie between these figures, at around 9 to 11 short tons (8 to 10 metric tons). Its head was small and short compared to the huge body. Like other sirenians, the Steller's sea cow was an obligate herbivore, and kelp was most likely their main food source. Steller's sea cow was first discovered and described in the mid-18th century by Georg Wilhelm Steller, and subsequently named after him; Steller studied a relict population near Bering Island while he was shipwrecked there. Although the Steller's sea cow had formerly been abundant throughout the North Pacific, by the mid 1700s, its range had been limited to a single, isolated population surrounding the uninhabited Commander Islands. It was hunted for its meat, skin, and fat by fur traders, and was also hunted by aboriginals of the North Pacific coast. Unlike other sirenians, the Steller's sea cow was positively buoyant, meaning they could not completely submerge. They had a thick epidermis to prevent injury from abrasions on sharp rocks and ice, and possibly to prevent the skin that was not submerged from drying out. Whether or not Steller's sea cows had any predators is unknown. They may have been hunted by killer whales and sharks. The Steller's sea cow was quickly wiped out by the sailors, seal hunters, and fur traders who followed Vitus Bering's route past the islands to Alaska, who hunted it for its meat and valuable subcutaneous fat, which was not only used for food (usually as a butter substitute), but also for oil lamps because it did not give off any smoke or odor and could be kept for a long time in warm weather without spoiling. By 1768, 27 years after it had been discovered by Europeans, the slow-moving and easily captured Steller's sea cow was hunted to extinction.
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Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project partners in Sri Lanka are working with local communities on policy, research, outreach and economic incentives to protect the dugong and seagrass of northwest Sri Lanka.
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