Joseph Bonaparte Gulf
|Joseph Bonaparte Gulf|
|Location||Northwest coast of Australia, between Western Australia and Northern Territory|
|Part of||Timor Sea|
|Primary inflows||Keep River, Victoria River, Cambridge Gulf|
Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (Northern Territory and Western Australia and part of the Timor Sea. It was named after Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon and King of Naples (1806-1808) and then Spain (1808-1813) by French explorer and naturalist Nicholas Baudin in 1803. It is also often referred to in Australia as the "Bonaparte Gulf".) is a large body of water off the coast of the
The Legune (Joseph Bonaparte Bay) Important Bird Area lies at the south-eastern end of the gulf. The Bonaparte Basin is a large sedimentary basin underlying the gulf and a large part of the Timor Sea, deriving its name from the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, which has several producing and potential oilfields.
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