What is the difference between Dugongs and Manatee

The first thing about the difference is how they look, A lot of people get them mixed up between the two.  A Dugongs tail is similar to a whale’s tail but a manatee’s is like a boat paddle. A Dugong’s body looks more like a seal but a manatee just looks like a grey sausage roll with a tail and a mouth. A Manatee’s skin is quite rough but a Dugong’s skin is very smooth.

A Manatee’s  Weight is about 440 to 1,300 LBS but a Dugong’s is  510 to 1100 LBS.

Also usually a Manatee is alone when he is in the ocean but a Dugong is normally in a herd.

 

 

 

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