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Physiological response of wild dugongs (<i>Dugong dugon</i>) to out-of-water sampling for health assessment

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Physiological response of wild dugongs (<i>Dugong dugon</i>) to out-of-water sampling for health assessment; 2010; Article; Journal; Aquatic Mammals; Lanyon, Janet M.; Sneath, Helen L.; Long, Trevor ; Bonde, Robert K.

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The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a vulnerable marine mammal with large populations living in urban Queensland waters. A mark-recapture program for wild dugongs has been ongoing in southern Queensland since 2001. This program has involved capture and in-water sampling of more than 700 dugongs where animals have been held at the water surface for 5 min to be gene-tagged, measured, and biopsied. In 2008, this program expanded to examine more comprehensively body condition, reproductive status, and the health of wild dugongs in Moreton Bay. Using Sea World's research vessel, captured dugongs were lifted onto a boat and sampled out-of-water to obtain accurate body weights and morphometrics, collect blood and urine samples for baseline health [...]

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