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Plastic trash threatens dugong survival in Palawan

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Dugong mascot seeks to rally the support of locals in the fight to save the marine mammal

C3 Philippines’ Rey Ramilo introduces the dugong mascot before the community members who partake in the International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:00 PM

One comment online says: 'It's a pity for those who fed her milk and collected sea grass for their little daughter that we have to lose Mariam because of plastic waste'

(FILES) This file picture taken on May 24, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation died from an infection quickened by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said on August 17, 2019.   Sirachai ARUNRUGSTICHAI / AFP

The Dugong Show: 24-hour webcast shows star Thai sea cows

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:15 AM

Thailand's beloved baby dugongs Mariam and Jamil can now be viewed through a 24-hour livestream

This picture taken on May 23, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she swims in the waters around Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. - An orphaned baby dugong rescued off a beach in Krabi province is Thailand's newest star, capturing the hearts of millions on social media and igniting an awarness for ocean conservation as authorities hand-raise the young mammal. (Photo by Sirachai ARUNRUGSTICHAI / AFP)

New orphan dugong named 'handsome sea prince' by Thai royal

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The dugong or sea cow is under the care of Phuket Marine Biological Center, after being found with scratches on its back

DUGONG. This undated handout from Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources released on July 6, 2019 shows Jamil the dugong as he is being cared for at the Phuket Marine Biological Center in Phuket. Handout photo/AFP

Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Found stranded on a beach in May at 6 months old, the ocean mammal has been receiving daily care from park officials, local conservation groups, and veterinarians at Phuket Marine Biological Center

CONSERVATION. This picture taken on May 23, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Center on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. File photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AFP

Swimming with the mermaids in Northern Palawan

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:09 AM

'This gentle marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,' says dugong conversationist Dr Teri Aquino

FRIENDLIEST DUGONG. Aban is said to be the largest and friendliest of the dugongs in Northern Palawan. He is identified through his distinctive scars. Photo by Danny Ocampo

Blood needed: With PH blood supply below target, patients seek help online

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the Philippines blood supply still falling short of the target patients in need of blood turn to online networks to look for kind hearted strangers willing to donate

Critically-endangered dugong found dead in Palawan

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:37 PM

It s the second time this year a sea mammal is found dead in Palawan its final stronghold in the country

THREATENED. An adult male dugong is found dead in Busuanga, Palawan, reportedly after getting entangled in ropes in a seaweed farm. Photo courtesy of DENR-PAWB