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Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies

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A dugong underwater surrounded by small tropical fish

A Dugong underwater surrounded by small tropical fish. Photo: pxhere.


Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest at 9.35pm today (Thursday) after suffering indigestion and gastroparesis over the past few days.

A Facebook post by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said Yamil was sent from Phuket Marine Biological Centre to Wachira Hospital in Phuket at about 6pm on Thursday for an endoscopy to observe its gastrointestinal tract, which was found to be full of sea grass, its normal food.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


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