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Dugongs live in the northern waters of Australia and can be found right along the Queensland coast. Moreton Bay has a particularly good supply of the sea grass needed in the dugong diet.

They are a protected species and one of the few mammals of the ocean. Legend has it that dugongs started the original mermaid myths, with sailors mistaking them for humans when seen from a distance.

When: Year Round

Where: Moreton Island, off Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Hinchinbrook Channel (north of Townsville)

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