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  • Title
    First underwater sighting and preliminary behavioural observations of Dugongs (Dugong dug on) in the wild from Indian waters, Andaman Islands
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Sighting of Dugongs in Indian waters have become increasingly rare due to their declining numbers. Further, there have been no reports on underwater observations on dugongs in the wild from these waters. During our surveys in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, we sighted three independent immature sized dugongs. These individuals were sighted at Havelock and Neil Island and Kodiaghat in South Andaman Island. In this paper, we report dugong sightings, present preliminary behavioural observations and emphasise the need to initiate community based conservation along with monitoring of their habitats.
    Attribution
    Dsouza E., Patankar V. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(1) pp. 49-53; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2002.49-53