November 19, 2011

Nearly 1,000 turtles and 170 dugongs perished in Australia

Nearly 1,000 turtles and 170 dugongs in Australia perished as of November 14, 2011, after extreme rain and floodwaters caused silt plumes to spread to the ocean, covering beds of sea grass, which are the marine animals' primary source of food.

Sources: ABC, Weather Zone

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