Saturday, March 13, 2010

quicko: dugongs

I've been looking into this a bit (okay, I visited wikipedia once) and I'm not sure if they're really the same or not (I'm inclined to think not?) but an Australian recently insisted to me that he'd never heard of manatees, but, upon seeing a picture, that they were what he called dugongs. I had never heard of dugongs. Any marine biologists out there to comment?

2 comments:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

I'm prepared to put my reputation as an eminently qualified marine biologist on the line to say that dugongs and manatees and sea-cows for that matter are the same thing.

Sam said...

I've heard of both! I've also heard them called sea-cows too! The Aboriginals draw/ drew them quite a bit.