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Geographe Marine Park is located in Geographe Bay, about 8 kilometres west of Bunbury, and adjacent to the state-managed Ngari Capes Marine Park. The sheltered waters of the bay support extensive and diverse seagrass meadows that cover about 60 percent of the seafloor in the area. These tropical and temperate seagrass beds account for about 80 percent of the regions primary productivity, and provide important nursery habitat for a range of marine species.

The park covers 977 square kilometres, and has Habitat Protection, Multiple Use and Special Purpose (Mining Exclusion) zones.Parks Australia

Geographe ranges from less than 12 to 47 metres depth, with an average depth of 30 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 Plane (56%) and Slope (17%) geomorphology. [View on map]

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What's known about the Geographe 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 Geographe marine park?

The values, pressures and activities in this region.

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