Dugongs live in the Pacific and Indian Ocean, from the East Coast of Africa to Australia. The highest concentration of their population is around Northern Australia.
There is only 1 species of dugong.
Dugongs are the smallest member of the order Sirenia. This order also includes manatees.
Dugong comes form the Malay word 'duyong', that means “lady of the sea.”
The dugong is related to the elephant, they have tusks. They are usually only visible on mature males.
Dugongs are cream colored when they are born and turn dark gray as adults.
Dugongs have fluked tails, similar to a dolphin's tail.
Dugongs can't see well, but have great hearing.
Dugongs spend their whole lives in salt water.