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Huon Marine Park lies on the continental shelf, slope and abyssal plain. The park wholly includes the Tasman Seamounts Marine Reserve, proclaimed in 1999, which contains a cluster of seamounts rising from abyssal depths to between 2000 and 1000 metres below the sea surface. This network of seamounts is amongst Australia’s largest cluster of these majestic underwater mountains, and they are believed to support many endemic species unique to individual seamounts. The biodiverse benthic communities include extensive thickets of stony corals, an array of sponges and hydroids and 2 metre tall bamboo corals believed to be over 370 years old. The area is also important habitat for the white shark, and a spawning or nursery areas for many species of important commercial fish, including ocean perch and blue warehou.

Huon Marine Park is located immediately south of Tasmanian waters. It covers 9,991 square kilometres, and has Habitat Protection and Multiple Use zones.Parks Australia

Huon ranges from 40 to 4,040 metres depth, with an average depth of 2,260 metres. The majority of the Park (60%) falls within the lower-slope zone (2,000-4,000 metres). [View on map] The mapped areas of the seafloor are dominated by Plane (49%) and Slope (20%) geomorphology. Pinnacles have been mapped in this Park. [View on map]

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What's known about the Huon 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 Huon marine park?

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