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Highly productive grasslands are keenly sought after for pastoralism and much of these areas are now in pastoral leases. Terrestrial pastoral lands are carefully managed with grazing management programs, and computer modelling to ensure longevity and productivity and ultimately the sustainability of the beef and lamb industries. Did you know that on the shallow sea floor there are similar grazing areas which are covered in rich seagrass meadows. The big cow of Australia’s northern seas, the dugong, grazes these meadows for all their dietary requirements yet they remain unprotected from the threat of seabed mining and fishing without the added environmental effects such as sea temperature rise. The future of the dugong relies on these underwater paddocks the same as the beef industry relies on good pastoral lands. Legal and lawful protection is one way to ensure the longevity of these fragile grasslands.
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This artwork is very literal in many ways. The East Alligator River is a tidal river that relies heavily on the surrounding floodplains, to feed back in to the main river system. As the floodplains drain, they create little creeks leading into the river, which moves baitfish off the floodplains and into the East Alligator, which then Barramundi and other marine life feed off. Without the floodplains and seasonal rains, these creeks wouldn't be formed and would not allow for the cycle of life to continue. It would simply become lifeless.