Dugong encounters

Dugongs are found in the Shark Bay and Ningaloo marine parks of Western Australia. The area supports 10 percent of the world’s dugong population.

Often referred to as sea cows, because they graze on sea grass, dugongs can grow up to three metres in length and weigh as much as 400 kilograms. Unlike other marine mammals, they cannot hold their breath under water for very long, so they can often be spotted coming to the surface for air.

Take a wildlife cruise or scenic flight into the Shark Bay or Ningaloo marine parks, departing from Monkey Mia, Denham, Coral Bay or Exmouth, and discover the delightful dugongs of Western Australia.

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