Dugong Found Dead in Krabi

Krabi –

A dugong was found dead at a beach on Lanta Island.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that the dead dugong was found by locals on Jao Aoud Beach in the Koh Klang sub-district, Koh Lanta district this week.

It was a young male dugong, 1.53 meters long. The dugong’s body was starting to decompose. No severe wounds were found on its body. An autopsy was conducted at the beach and sea grass was found in its intestines. The cause of death could not be identified.

This is sadly not the first dugong found deceased in Krabi:

A dugong was found dead in the sea in Krabi.

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

A headless dugong was found on a beach in the Nuea Klong district.

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.