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Although small, Roebuck Marine Park provides important connectivity between offshore and inshore coastal waters of Roebuck Bay, and is adjacent to the Roebuck Bay Ramsar site. This Ramsar site is recognised as one of the most important areas for migratory shorebirds in Australia. Roebuck Marine Park also includes diverse fish communities and an ancient coastline thought to be an important marine feature and migratory pathway for humpback whales. The par is active with dugongs and three species of turtle (green, loggerhead and flatback turtles).

The park begins 12 kilometres offshore from Broome, adjacent to the Western Australian Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park. It covers 304 square kilometres and is a Multiple Use Zone.Parks Australia

Roebuck ranges from less than 5 to 26 metres depth, with an average depth of 14 metres. The entirety of the park falls within the shallow zone (less than 30 metres). [View on map]

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What's known about the Roebuck 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 Roebuck marine park?

The values, pressures and activities in this region.

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