Great Australian Bight Marine National Park
|Great Australian Bight Marine National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Ceduna|
|Area||123,322 hectares (304,740 acres)|
|Established||26 September 1996|
|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).
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- 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.
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