Dugong.
Dugong.

PICTURES: Shock find on Bowen beach

MEMBERS of the Bowen community made a shock find when the mutilated body of a dugong washed ashore.

 

Donna Strange snapped these photos of a dugong dead on the beach in Bowen.
Donna Strange snapped these photos of a dugong dead on the beach in Bowen. Donna Strange

The discovery has prompted speculation about what could have caused the damage, including shark nets and a run-in with a boat.

Dugongs are a protected species in Australia.

It was found on Sunday.

 

Donna Strange snapped these photos of a dugong dead on the beach in Bowen.
Donna Strange snapped these photos of a dugong dead on the beach in Bowen. Donna Strange