‘On the precipice of extinction’

Declining seagrass meadows are a threat to not only dugongs but also other marine life like the seahorse which hide in it from predators.

THERE are several databases set up by researchers for dugong sightings and estimates of their population in different parts of the country, but particularly in Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), Universiti Malaya research officer Affendi Yang Amri said the movement patterns of the mammal were sketchy.

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