11 Sep '11, 12pm

Dugongs, Turtles Face Mass Starvation After Storm #climate change #floods #extinction #europe #world #green

A dugong in the Sydney Aquarium. Photo: Corrie Barklimore / Creative Commons . Northeastern Australia may have dried out after devastating floods hit the area early this year, but for dugongs and turtles off the Queensland coast, the natural disaster's effects seem to be just beginning: Hundreds of the animals have been washing up dead onshore near the Great Barrier Reef. The green turtles and dugongs, vulnerable herbivores related to the Florida manatee , are believed by scientists to be victims of the aftermath of the floods and cyclone that hit this part of Australia over the past year, The Telegraph reported today: 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 ...

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