Dugong found dead in Krabi

PHOTO: MGR online


A dugong was found dead in the sea in Krabi.

The dead dugong was found by a local fisherman in the sea in Baan Nai Nang, Khao Kram sub-district, Mueang Krabi. The dugong was pulled up onto the pier yesterday (November 13th).

Mr. Donlor Gamepitak, a consultant of the Krabi Fishermen Association told the Phuket Express that the dugong was a male aged around three-years-old. He weighed 100 kilograms and is 1.50 meters long.

No severe wounds were found. It is believed that the dugong died at least 24 hours before he was found. The area where he was found dead has lots of his primary food, sea grass. An autopsy is being conducted to identify his cause of death.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.