Dugong of the Red Sea
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About the Event
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
Director 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.
EDUCATION | OBSERVATION | CONSERVATION™
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