Dugongs in Australia and the Pacific

Dobbs, Kirstin, Lawler, Ivan, and Kwan, Donna (2012) Dugongs in Australia and the Pacific. In: Hines, Ellen M., Reynolds III, John E., Aragones, Lemnuel V., Mignucci-Giannoni, Antonio A., and Marmontel, Miriam, (eds.) Sirenian Conservation. University Press of Florida, Florida, USA, pp. 99-105.

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[Extract] In the Pacific region, dugongs occur in the coastal waters of Australia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, with occasional sightings in Guam and Yap (map 11.1). This region presents a diverse array of cultures, social and government systems, conservation and threat abatement approaches and biological habitats in relation to dugong distribution, use and management. For the most part, dugong populations throughout the Pacific region are relict populations, and most are declining. the only locations with significant populations are northern Australia (from Shark Bay to Moreton Bay) and southern Papua New Guinea, particularly Torres Strait, where the largest remaining population of dugongs in the world is found.

Item ID: 24833
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-8130-3761-5
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 23:26
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060207 Population Ecology @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 33%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 34%
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96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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