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Largest seagrass bed in the world: Shark Bay

"On a trip to the most westerly tip of Australia in 1699, [William Dampier] came across a basin with an abundance of sharks. Named by Dampier, Shark Bay is home to 28 different species, from the notorious tiger shark to the timid nervous shark. Little did Dampier know that the area would become world-renowned, but not because of its sharks. Shark Bay contains the largest and richest beds of seagrasses in the world and is also home to some of the oldest lifeforms on Earth." - Excerpt from NASA Earth Observatory

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