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Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park protects habitat for endangered sawfishes, and boosts food supplies for the hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds that use the adjacent Eighty Mile Beach, one of the most important shorebird sites in Australia. The terraces, banks and shoals in this region are inhabited by diverse pelagic and benthic fish communities, and constitute important foraging and breeding grounds for several species of protected river shark.

Natural oyster beds in the area provide crucial seed stock for the pearling industry.

The park is located half way between Port Hedland and Broome and covers 10,785 square kilometres. It is as Multiple Use zone.Parks Australia

Eighty Mile Beach ranges from less than 5 to 48 metres depth, with an average depth of 22 metres. The majority of the park (73%) falls within the shallow zone (less than 30 metres). [View on map]

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What's known about the Eighty Mile Beach marine park?

The current state of research knowledge (bathymetry, physical and biological observations, seafloor habitat maps) for this region.
Habitat and bathymetry summaries last refreshed Jan 2023. Habitat observations are refreshed weekly.

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What's in the Eighty Mile Beach marine park?

The values, pressures and activities in this region.

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