The Dugon is also know as the Sea Cow. They are dependent on seagrass so the largest dugong concentrations occur in shallow protected waters such as inner reef areas, shallow and protected areas. It has no dorsal fin or hind limbs, only forelimbs which are used as flippers. Unfortunately, it has been hunted for thousands of years for its oil and meat. James Cook University’s research has found numbers south of Dunk Island to Hervey Bay, numbers have plummeted, probably as a result of accidental capture in set fish nets, hunting and habitat loss.