A study on the New Caledonian Dugong has revealed its population is the least diverse in the world.
It reinforces the need to act quickly to protect the surviving population of the sea cow from extinction.
New Caledonian scientific groups & James Cook University compared DNA between the Dugong in Australia & the world to the New Caledonian population, which showed the genetic make up of both populations were very different & individuals did not travel between territories

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