Dismembered dugong investigation
Issued: 28 Oct 2020
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is investigating the discovery of a deceased dugong in the Cape Pallerenda Conservation Park.
QPWS was notified this morning after a local resident found the animal’s dismembered carcass on the beach.
It is thought that the dugong – a protected species - was killed last night and dismembered on site.
Compliance rangers are now investigating as it is an offence to take a protected species.
Several dismembered sharks were also located.
Anyone with information is urged to contact QPWS on the Wildlife Hotline - 1300 130 372