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[News] Endangered dugongs found dead in Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI – A team of field scientists from the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) this month came across two dugongs trapped in an abandoned drift Gillnet (Al Hayali), close to Abu Al Abyad Island.

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i tried to upload the picture but couldnt. here it is, and also a picture of a live dugong feeding.

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abandoned nylon nets & lines :rcard

they don't biodegrade like manila hemp
permanent death traps
 
Where do they use manila hemp? hey that's an idea i could suggest that here...
 
very sad! :rcard
the one below I saw in the southern red sea. one of my best dives. :)

MANUEL
 

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very sad! :rcard
the one below I saw in the southern red sea. one of my best dives. :)

MANUEL

oh wow!!! i am working on two island projects in Abu Dhabi and have yet to see one :( beautiful pics.
 
thanks sarah!
the bay i saw them is called "marsa abu dabbab". it very famous for sea turtles, guitar sharks and the dugong that live there ("dennis"). dozenz or better hundrets of snorklers and divers visit him every day. unfortunately some touch him and chase him around, so that in the last months dennis was not seen as often as usual.
some more pictures:
 

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