Dugongs are aquatic mammals that have a threat of becoming extinct. This mammal is large and long living, with a habitat across many coastlines.
The dugong teaches to become free from mothering or even smothering regardless of where it is coming from. Independence is important, and being mothered is not going to be a help.
As a create whom eats no meat, the dugong teaches about the values of eating vegetables as they are in fact an important part of the diet. Food is important, especially the foods which allow for others to eat meat.
The power of gentleness is of the dugong, whom embraces it and encourages others to do the same. Being gentle is not a bad thing as this animal teaches, with gentleness being valued by many.