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Mangroves of the Shark Bay Marine Park

Rule, M., Kendrick, A. and Huisman, J. (2012) Mangroves of the Shark Bay Marine Park. Information Sheet, 46 .

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Abstract

Located on WA’s arid mid-west coast, the Shark Bay Marine Park was created to preserve the outstanding, World Heritage listed, marine biodiversity of this remarkable region. While Shark Bay is very well known for its dramatic coastal landscapes, rare marine stromatolites and iconic marine fauna, fewer people realise that the area also supports the southern-most substantial areas of mangrove in Western Australia. This is despite the fact that Shark Bay is an unusual marine environment with a naturally-occurring salinity gradient within the semi-enclosed gulfs that ranges from normal seawater to nearly double that concentration in the inner reaches of L’Haridon Bight and Hamelin Pool.

Publication Type: Others
Publisher: Department of Environment and Conservation
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13700
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