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Koh Phi Phi dugong died from a gastrointestinal infection

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTO: Department of National Parks, Wildlife & Plant Conservation

 

Another dead dugong was discovered over the weekend off Koh Phi Phi in Krabi province. Department of Marine and Coastal Resources veterinarians have determined the death was caused by stomach infection and chronic inflammation of the intestines.

 

Another was found off the coast of Trang on the weekend as well.

 

The adult male dugong measured 3 metres in length and weighing 398 kilograms when it was found by a fishing vessel off Koh Phi Phi. It was taken to the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Centre for an autopsy.

 

The autopsy revealed that the dugong suffered heart failure and had a gastrointestinal infection. Undigested seagrass was found in its stomach.

 

It’s been a bad start to 2019 for dugong with seven of the docile mammals being found dead on beaches or in the seas off Trang and Krabi provinces, notably in the last 2-3 months. But two youngsters ‘Mariam’ and ‘Yamil’, were alive when they were discovered and have since become dugong reality TV stars with their own live-streaming by the DMCR so you can follow their progress as they get nursed back to health.

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/environment/koh-phi-phi-dugong-died-from-a-gastrointestinal-infection

 

 

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" Department of Marine and Coastal Resources veterinarians have determined the death was caused by stomach infection and chronic inflammation of the intestines. ",...Caused by plastic pollution most probably !?!?

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1 hour ago, off road pat said:

" Department of Marine and Coastal Resources veterinarians have determined the death was caused by stomach infection and chronic inflammation of the intestines. ",...Caused by plastic pollution most probably !?!?

"The autopsy revealed that the dugong suffered heart failure and had a gastrointestinal infection".

As it wasn't mentioned, probably not.  It's stomach was full of seagrass, not "plastic pollution".

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Anybody know if the others died of similar thing?

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21 hours ago, Just Weird said:

"The autopsy revealed that the dugong suffered heart failure and had a gastrointestinal infection".

As it wasn't mentioned, probably not.  It's stomach was full of seagrass, not "plastic pollution".

And what the others died from ????

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20 hours ago, off road pat said:

And what the others died from ????

Don't know, why don't you read the autopsy details?    You can be sure that if it was a result of plastic pollution it would have been reported.

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