Determining baseline health and disease parameters for wild dugongs in urban and non-urban waters of northern Australia. (2009–2015)

Abstract:
The three major objectives of the project will be to: 1. Determine what a healthy dugong is, by developing baseline clinical (health and disease) and biological (body condition) parameters for dugongs in non-urban Torres Strait. 2. Conduct detailed post-mortem examinations of dugong carcassess in urban south-east Queensland to establish cause of death and look for any emergent diseases or other health issues. 3. Examine clinical and biological parameters of wild dugongs in urban south-east Queensland to establish cause of death and look for any emergent diseases or other health issues.
Grant type:
Estate of Winifred V. Scott
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Estate of Winifred V. Scott