The Only Herbivorous Marine Mammal in Australia Feeding on Sea Grass in Coastal Areas - The Dugong
The Dugong is an endangered marine species that inhabits the waters of north-eastern and north-western Australia, particularly the Torres Strait. It can grow up to 3 metres long and weigh as much as 400 kg. The dugong is the only herbivorous marine mammal in Australia, feeding on sea grass in coastal areas. The destruction of sea grass beds is a threat to the survival of this species. The Dugong is an endangered species; the largest remaining population is found in Australian waters.