Jump to content
minnbuckeye

Floridian dugong extinction

Recommended Posts

minnbuckeye

Hugolee has a recent post showing pictures of dugong bone. The responses to his post tickled my interest in the subject and caused me to do a little research on both manatees and dugongs. I am now more intelligent regarding this subject, BUT could not figure out a question that came to mind. Any help in educating me is appreciated!!  Waters in Florida must have been infested with dugongs for as many bones that are found.    Dugongs in Florida died out at the time that manatees arrived. WHY???? Was it possible that manatees outcompeted the dugongs? I saw a cold snap was given as a reason for a particular population studied. Was this the reason for all dugongs? If so, why did the manatees survive the cold? Just askin!!! 

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minnbuckeye

Thanks doushantuo!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minnbuckeye

Thanks Boesse. Excellent article explaining things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×