The dugong (Halicore dugong), is frequently seen on various points of the coast.
He knew they were amphibious, and that, where the dugong was found, land could not be a long way off.
The oil obtained from the dugong is, or rather was, very valuable.
Was it he who threw Top out of the lake, and killed the dugong?
The dugong is found in large numbers in Hervey's Bay, from which the famed oil is manufactured, also the pearl oyster.
It seemed a wonder that the dugong could stand so much battering.
Unfortunately both the dugong and the manatee are being hunted to extinction.
The Australian dugong is said to attain a length of fourteen feet.
The skull of the dugong is distinguished by the stout premaxillary bones, which bear a tusk in the male.
The body of the manatee is broader in proportion to its length and depth than that of the dugong.
1800, from Malay duyung, which is dugung in the Philippines.