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The Mythical Mermaid, the Dugong, Under Severe Threat - Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East
Little is known about them in the west, but the world’s only vegetarian mammal in marine waters is under serious threat in the Middle East. Dugongs, or sea cows, believed to be the source of mermaid legends, are threatened with extinction within 40 years, and an arsenal of measures, from replacing fishing nets that trap …