Head of the Bight
|Head of the Bight|
Coastline typical of that viewed at the Head of the Bight
Location in South Australia
Flora and fauna
Southern right whale
It is one of two locations on Australia's south coast where Southern Right Whales come to calve during their winter migration, the other being located off of Point Anne in Western Australia's Fitzgerald River National Park.
Protected area status
The waters within the Head of the Bight are within the following protected areas - the Far West Coast Marine Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park Whale Sanctuary.
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- "Far West Coast Marine Park Management Plan". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2012. p. 26. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- National Parks and Wildlife (Protected Animals—Marine Mammals) Regulations 2010 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Government of South Australia (GSA), Attorney-General's Department. 2014. p. 2.
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