New Kimberley Marine Park to rival GBR - Australian Geographic | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The roll-out of Australia's second-largest marine park has begun in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

 

Set to be the second largest marine park in Australia after the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Kimberley Marine Park will eventually encompass the majority of the Kimberley region’s waters, extending from Eighty Mile Beach south of Broome, to the top of the state, just past Kununurra.

 

The Kimberley is an internationally recognised hotspot for coral diversity, and home to six of the world’s seven marine turtle species. The region also provides a refuge for dugongs, whales, dolphins and sharks.


Via ATECToday