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Kimberley Marine Park includes continental shelf, slope and deep water habitats. The park includes a variety of different soft sediment and rocky reef habitats, which attract a diverse mix of marine life. It boasts some of the most diverse slope demersal fish assemblages in the country, and also protects important habitat for marine turtles and humpback whales, as well as breeding and foraging habitat for inshore dolphins which can be found within the shallower regions of the park.

Kimberley Marine Park is located about 100 kilometres north of Broome,a nd the central part of the marine park is adjacent to the Western Australian Lalang-garram/Camden Sound State Marine Park. It covers 74,469 square kilometres and has National Park, Habitat Protection, and Multiple Use zones.Parks Australia

Kimberley ranges from less than 5 to 622 metres depth, with an average depth of 75 metres. The majority of the park (56%) falls within the mesophotic zone (30-70 metres). [View on map]

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What's known about the Kimberley marine park?

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Habitat and bathymetry summaries last refreshed Jan 2023. Habitat observations are refreshed weekly.

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What's in the Kimberley marine park?

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