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Posted Tue Sep 13 2011: from London Daily Telegraph:
Mass starvation of dugongs and turtles on Great Barrier Reef http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1315874611
Along hundreds of miles of beaches and on the shore of small islands, the rotting carcasses of green turtles and dugongs have are being washed ashore in alarming numbers - victims, scientists believe, of the after effects of the cyclone and floods that have afflicted this part of Australia in the past year. Now naturalists fear that up to 1,500 dugongs -- a species of sea cows -- and 6,000 turtles along the Reef are likely to die in the coming months because their main food source, sea grass, which grows on the ocean floor, was largely wiped out by the floods and cyclone....Mark Read, a protected species expert at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, said turtles and dugongs were the "lawnmowers of the sea" and their losses could have a damaging impact on the overall marine ecology.
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Colinwhocares says: "6000 SEA TURTLES AND 1500 DUGONGS EXPECTED TO PERISH AND WE STILL BLOODY HUNT THEM!!"
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