Huge Dugong Found Dead in Krabi

PHOTO: MGR Online

Krabi –

A 280 kilogram dugong was found dead in the Krabi sea.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the dead dugong from a local fisherman near the Tha Maprao Bay in the Khao Thong sub-district, Mueang Krabi last night (January 10th).

They arrived at the scene to find the female dugong at 2.5 meters long and weighing 280 kilograms. No wounds were found on the dead dugong. Sea grass was still in the dugong’s mouth.

It is believed that the dugong died not more than 24 hours before she was found. An autopsy is being conducted to find her exact cause of death.

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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.