80 Mile Beach Marine Park

80 Mile Beach Marine Park

By David Rutter

The Western Australian government recently announced that it will be creating a 200,000 hectare marine park at 80 Mile Beach, between the towns of Port Hedland and Broome.

The formation of park is the first part of a larger plan to create of six marine parks in the North Kimberley region. Approximately one quarter of the park will be classified as a sanctuary zone in order to protect the native flora and fauna. The area is home to turtles, dugong and sawfish, and is also an important stopover point for shorebirds migrating from as far as Siberia.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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