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Dugongs in Arabia

Preen, A., Das, H., Al-Rumaidh, M. and Hodgson, A.ORCID: 0000-0002-9479-3018 (2012) Dugongs in Arabia. In: Hines, E.M., Reynolds, J.E., Aragones, L.V., Mignucci-Giannoni, A.A. and Marmontel, M., (eds.) Sirenian conservation: Issues and strategies in developing countries. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, pp. 91-98.

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In the Arabian region dugongs occur in the Red Sea and the Arabian (Persian) Gulf (map 10.1). They are known locally by a variety of names: bugarah al bahr (cow of the sea: Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE); arus al bahr (bride of the sea: Gulf and central Red Sea coasts of Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain); taweelah (southern Red Sea coasts of Saudi Arabia and Yemen); al jild (skin or leather: at Wejh in Saudi Arabia and Hurgadhr in Egypt); and naqat al bahr (camel of the sea: northern Red Sea).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Copyright: © 2012
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