Dugong Adult Skull
Replica WBC-097 (Click on image to enlarge)
Dugong Skull - Dugongs are members of the order Sirenia which also includes the manatee. However, unlike the manatee, the dugong possess small tusks that aid in feeding on aquatic vegetation and sea grasses. The dugong has a wide, yet disjointed, range. Populations can be found throughout the Indian and south Pacific Oceans. Like all sirenians, the dugong is a distant relative of the elephant.