Great Australian Bight Marine National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Great Australian Bight Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Nearest town or city Ceduna[1]
Coordinates 31°34′0″S 131°8′5″E / 31.56667°S 131.13472°E / -31.56667; 131.13472
Area 123,322 hectares (304,740 acres)[1]
Established 26 September 1996[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Great Australian Bight Marine National Park is a protected area in South Australia located 918 km (570 mi) west of Adelaide. The park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA) by the South Australian Government on 26 September 1996 principally to protect the calving waters of the Southern right whale and the Australian sea lion populations. It includes the Great Australian Bight Marine Park Whale Sanctuary which proclaimed on 22 June 1995 under the Fisheries Act 1982 (SA).[2]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Great Australian Bight Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) Management Plan 2005-2012. Director of National Parks, Commonwealth of Australia. 2005. p. 3. ISBN 0 642 550794. 
Great Australian Bight Marine Park