(FILES) This file picture taken on May 24, 2019 shows Mariam the dugong as she is cared for by park officials and veterinarians from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province in southern Thailand. A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation died from an infection quickened by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said on August 17, 2019.    
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Marium is cared for by vet surgeons from Phuket Marine Biological Centre in Thailand. An unwell baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died fromShow more

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