Observations of dugong reproductive behavior in Trang Province, Thailand: further evidence of intraspecific variation in dugong behavior

@article{Adulyanukosol2007ObservationsOD,
  title={Observations of dugong reproductive behavior in Trang Province, Thailand: further evidence of intraspecific variation in dugong behavior},
  author={Kanjana Adulyanukosol and Surasak Thongsukdee and Takeshi Hara and Nobuaki Arai and Makoto Tsuchiya},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={151},
  pages={1887-1891}
}
The seagrass beds at Muk Island and Talibong Island in Thailand are important areas for dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding and reproduction. We used opportunistic observations during aerial surveys to investigate dugong mating behavior in shallow water areas near Talibong Island on three different days. The mating pattern was categorized by five stages: (1) following: the male followed the female, (2) approaching and stimulating: the male approached and muzzled the female, (3) pairing: both male and… Expand
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