NAHA, Okinawa Pref. – A fisherman in Ginoza, Okinawa Prefecture, on Monday found a dead dugong trapped in a fishing net some 2 km to 3 km off the village coast.
People at the fishing port lamented when they saw the 2.2-meter female dugong, which weighed some 240 kg, according to Seishu Tanahara, head of Dugong Network Okinawa, a local citizens’ group working to protect the endangered mammal.
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