DUGONG CRUELTY WHITEWASHED BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

Turtle, dugong cruelty probe ‘biggest waste’ of money By Lauren Day Related Story: New laws target traditional hunting cruelty Related Story: Queensland to outlaw dugong-hunt cruelty Related Story: Inquiry launched after turtles butchered alive Related Story: Dugongs cruelly slaughtered in illegal meat trade Map: Cairns 4870 An animal activist says an investigation into alleged cruelty to turtles and dugongs in Queensland has been a waste of taxpayers’ time and money. Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has finalised its investigation into allegations of … More…

HUMPBACK WHALE FLYING !

Young humpback has whale of a time Kristy Martin | 25th September 2012 6:22 A Tags: fraser coast, humpback whales A young whale stunned Pacific Whale Foundation passengers by becoming airborne off Fraser Island. Pacific Whale Foundation A PLAYFUL young whale has delighted spectators by performing aerial stunts off Fraser Island. The calf was captured on camera getting airborne by the crew of the Pacific Whale Foundation about 12.50pm on Sunday. This incredible sight is exactly why Hervey Bay is … More…

DUGONGS IN REAL TROUBLE

Dugongs are dying in Gladstone Harbour according to reports we’re receiving from a number of sources. Animals are being hauled out of the water, dead or dying and the authorities are busy covering up the huge mortality which is directly connected to the dredging.   The dredging is impacting Rodds Bay Harbour, a dugong sanctuary.  What a joke ! When Australians for Animals inquired of the Federal government just exactly how many turtles and dugongs had been killed by dredging, we … More…

DUGONGS IN TROUBLE GLADSTONE AND TOWNSVILLE

Lady of the Sea’ under threat First published 4 September 2012 No dugong calves were seen in the southern Great Barrier Reef in a survey last year, and numbers are the lowest since the mid 1980s, indicating a dramatic decline in the endangered mammal’s population in the region. The results show a reduction in fertility in response to the extreme weather conditions in 2011, which exacerbated a decline in their seagrass feeding grounds over several years. James Cook University Distinguished … More…

DUGONG COLLAPSE IN GREAT BARRIER REEF

Dugongs in Barrier Reef in decline * From: AAP * September 04, 2012 12:47PM A survey of dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef shows a significant decline, a marine biologist says. Source: AAP A SURVEY of dugongs in the Great Barrier Reef shows a significant decline, a leading marine biologist says. “In the southern Great Barrier Reef region the estimated size of the dugong population – about 500 to 600 – was the lowest since surveys began in 1986,” Professor … More…