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About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs.
A new children's book is designed to get kids interested in saving dugongs from multiple threats, including coastal development, climate change and environmental pollution.
According to fossil records, which date back 50 million years ago, multiple species of seacow once existed together.
There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments.
The â€œturtle and dugong capital of the worldâ€, the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development and pollution.
By David Lukas By David Lukas Lonely Planet Yes it's true that Western Australia's Shark Bay has sharks, but don't let the name scare you away -- Shark Bay is one of the world's great natural wonders.
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