Damn, Mother Nature: A Majestic Sea Cow Grazing On Seagrass

January 23, 2019

This is a video from El Quseir on the Red Sea in Egypt of a dugong grazing on seagrass. Did you know the (nearly endangered) dugong is the last living species of the family Dugongidae? There used to be another, much larger known species in the family (Steller's sea cow, Hydrodamalis gigas) that reached 30-feet in length and weighed as much as ten tons, but it was hunted to extinction within 27 years of being discovered by Europeans in the mid 1700's. Oh, humans -- you can't live with them, and *mashing big red button* dammit I'm tired of this button never working.

Keep going for the video while I pour one out for Steller's sea cows.

Thanks to becca b, who knows what I like, and I like things that rhyme with oolong.

  • The_Wretched

    I'm envisioning an ap where you're trying to grow sea grass and other such efforts and one of the hazards is a dugong which comes up and eats the terf.

  • Douchy McDouche

    With table manners like that it's clearly a sea pig.

  • Jenness

    I wonder what that diver dude is trying to say

  • Bling Nye

    There's an oral sex joke in there somewhere...

  • The_Wretched

    Pixar animation?

  • Munihausen

    Manatee >> dugong. 'merica.

    https://grist.files.wordpre...

  • Ed

    Awww he has cute little friends who follow him and eat the little critters he scares up <3

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