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#SpeciesOfTheDay:

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas):
1. It is also known as black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle.

2. It is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.
3. Distribution: It extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic &Pacific Oceans. It is also found in the Indian Ocean.

4. Unlike other members of its family, the green turtle is mostly herbivorous.
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Do you like #coastal #wetlands? #mangroves #seagrass #saltmarsh

Only a couple of days before #CWTC21 kicks off - Oct 26 - live twitter conference

Join and ask questions - anyone can!

Check-out some amazing speakers lined up below 👇

Full program here: globalwetlandsproject.org/conference/
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A mechanism for compensatory growth in Thalassia testudinum meadows under cultivation #grazing by green turtles 🐢🌱
Green #seaturtle populations are recovering, resulting in ecosystem-wide shifts as #seagrass meadows are returned to a natural grazed state. A juvenile green turtle swims above a grazed area in a Carib
2/7 The green turtle grazing strategy, with long-term cultivation of meadows (see photo) and high foraging site fidelity, is distinct from other terrestrial and aquatic mega-herbivores, and may affect seagrass compensatory (i.e. stimulated) growth responses. A border of a grazed (left) and ungrazed (right) area in a C
3/7 In a Caribbean seagrass ecosystem, we identify a mechanism for compensatory growth responses to grazing by evaluating relationships between T. testudinum morphology and growth, in situ grazing intensity, and canopy light dynamics in grazed and ungrazed areas. Figure summary showing that light availability at canopy hei
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Welcome to the #EnvironmentalCampaign archives.

This story is about the Hands off Point Peron @pointperon campaign against the proposed Mangles Bay marina development in Point Peron near Rockingham, Western Australia.
The campaign began in 2003, although efforts had been made from 1964 when Point (Cape) Peron was transferred from the Commonwealth to the State to be used for recreation/park lands.

The Commonwealth confirmed in 1968 that the land must not be used for private development.
In 2000 much of the land was classified as #Bushforever by the WA government.

However, in 2005 Landcorp proposed a residential and tourist marina including 500 boat pens, chalet-style accommodation and an entertainment precinct.
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