The south shore of Port Musgrave,
near Mapoon Aboriginal Community
Location of Port Musgrave in Queensland
|Location||Far North Queensland|
|Etymology||In honour of Sir Anthony Musgrave|
|Part of||Port Musgrave Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland|
|Surface elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
Two major rivers, the Wenlock and the Ducie discharge into it. The bay itself and the area surrounding it is defined as the Port Musgrave Aggregation DIWA nationally important wetland. The surrounding area is rich in freshwater swamps, while the estuary itself has tidal flats and mangroves, including stands of the Nipa Palm. It is an important breeding area for saltwater crocodiles. The small Aboriginal community of Mapoon lies on the southern shore of the bay.
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