Dugong in the Account of Stamford Raffles
Daya Negri Wijaya, Neni Wahyuningtyas
Daya Negri Wijaya
Available Online November 2016.
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- Dugong, raffles, Singapore, biogeography
- The mode of empiricism leads anyone to construct a knowledge based on people's experience. One of the empiricists is Stamford Raffles. However, he was a colonizer in Java and Bengkulu during the beginning of the nineteenth century but he also elaborated the biogeography of flora and fauna of Java and Sumatra. He found and discussed the anatomy and the spread of some flowers and animals, like Rafflesia Arnoldi and dugong. Interestingly, he asked Everard Home to provide him some extracts related to Dugong. As a marine mammal, Raffles assumed dugong was measured eight feet and a half in length. Dugong was found in the shallow inlets of the sea. It was moving and spreading into various areas because of its foods which was submarine algae. This paper intends to interpret his examination on dugong. It also compares and contrasts the species of the mammalian order Sirenia (sea cows), which are the dugong as Raffles found and the other manatees. This study used the library research. The library research was useful to collect the written data. All major sources of Raffles' work and dugong are available in online and offline libraries. This study used some steps mainly in collecting sources, reading critically, making a note, analyzing the data, and concluding the data analysis.
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TY - CONF AU - Daya Negri Wijaya AU - Neni Wahyuningtyas PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Dugong in the Account of Stamford Raffles BT - lst International Cohference on Geography and Education (ICGE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 121 EP - 123 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.24 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icge-16.2017.24 ID - NegriWijaya2016/11 ER -