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2012-07-11 15:06:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Dr. Mariana Fuentes, a marine biologist, wrote a book intended to take readers into the secret world of "Dhyum," which is a real dugong living in the Torres Strait. In "Dhyum the Dugong", the author takes the reader on a journey through the dugong's life, from...

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2011-03-10 11:04:12

Recently, the Trustees of the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London announced they have agreed to return 138 ancestral remains to the Torres Strait Islands, a group of more than 200 islands between the northern coast of Australia and Papua New Guinea. The repatriation follows a long campaign by indigenous leaders who regarded the removal as an affront. The souls of the dead had not been able to rest, the islanders tell BBC News. Ned David, a Torres Strait islander speaking on behalf of the...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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