Bahrain home to largest herds of Dugong, says study

Bahrain plays home to the largest herds of dugongs found in the world in terms of number and density, a new study has found. The study led by the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage found that there are more dugongs in the territorial waters of Bahrain than anywhere in the world.

The more than three-year-long study was carried out by a Bahraini research team under the supervision of Dr Abdul Qader Khamis with the support of international experts. The study included extensive air and marine surveys, using satellite images and modern technologies to monitor seagrass mulches, the staple food for dugongs.

The research team succeeded in monitoring 700 dugongs in the territorial waters of Bahrain – the largest recorded so far in the world.


The Daily Tribune
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