Dugong found dead in Krabi

Krabi –

A dugong was sadly found dead on an island in Krabi.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that the dead dugong was found by a local on the Tala Beng Island in the Koh Lanta district sub-district yesterday (December 29th).

The female dugong is 251 centimeters long. No severe wounds were found. No extraneous materials was found inside its intestines.

An autopsy is being conducted to identify her 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.