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Sat, Dec 19 | Zoom

Dugong of the Red Sea

The Sea Cow Dugong dugon are peaceful and tranquil animals. They appear fat, but are in fact fusiform (being they have a wide middle and taper at either end). They are hydrodynamic, and highly muscular, reaching up to 3 meters in length and weighing up to 500 kg.
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Dec 19, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+2
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The Sea Cow Dugong dugon  are peaceful and tranquil animals.  They  appear fat, but are in fact fusiform (being they have a wide  middle and  taper at either end). They are hydrodynamic, and highly  muscular, reaching up to 3 meters in length and weighing up to 500 kg.  They are exclusively bottom feeders, primarily feeding on sea-grass and  aquatic vegetation which they uproot by digging  furrows in the  seafloor with  their snouts. The species' preferred habitats include  warm and shallow  coastal waters, with healthy ecosystems that support large amounts of vegetation.

In this webinar we'll introduce you to their ecology, habitats,  aboundance, conservation status and the code of conduct and best  practices for scuba diving, snorkelling and boating in their habitats. and provide volunteer in conservation opportunities through our citizen science program "Red Sea Dugong Project".

Speaker: Ahmed Fouad

Founder of Red Sea Project / PADI Master Instructor and Commission Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature. specialties of Management Effectiveness Network, Marine Network, North Africa, West Asia and Middle East Region, Tourism and Protected Areas Network and IUCN WCPA-SSC Biodiversity and Protected Areas Network.

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