Carnarvon Canyon Marine Park is located about 300 kilometres north-west of Canarvon. A significant feature within this marine park is the Carnarvon Canyon, a single-channel canyon spanning the entire depth range of the marine park. The soft sediment habitat at the base of this canyon is believed to support species typical of such deep water environments, such as holothurians, polychaetes and majestic feather-like sea-pens.

The park covers 6,177 square kilometres and is a Habitat Protection zone. While some types of commercial fishing are allowed in the Habitat Protection Zone, others are restricted in order to protect important habitats.Parks Australia

Carnarvon Canyon ranges from 1,996 to 5,228 metres depth, with an average depth of 4,071 metres. The majority of the park (60%) falls within the abyssal zone (4,000-6,000 metres). [View on map] The mapped areas of the seafloor are dominated by Slope (51%) and Plane (24%) geomorphology. [View on map]

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What's known about the Carnarvon Canyon marine park?

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Habitat and bathymetry summaries last refreshed July 2024. Habitat observations are refreshed weekly from data providers.


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What's in the Carnarvon Canyon marine park?

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