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Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park features seasonal upwellings where currents and winds interact with seafloor features within its boundaries to produce a number of small upwellings that are important for biological productivity. These upwellings attract a myriad of marine life, including aggregations of small pelagic fish and higher trophic groups. The park is an important foraging habitat for Australian sea-lions, white sharks, and 11 seabird species, including fairy terns and black-faced cormorants.

Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park lies off Kangaroo Island, 140 kilometres south-west of Adelaide and adjacent to the South Australia Kangaroo Island Marine Park. It covers 630 square kilometres and is a Special Purpose (Mining Exclusion) zone.Parks Australia

Southern Kangaroo Island ranges from 21 to 72 metres depth, with an average depth of 53 metres. The majority of the park (98%) falls within the mesophotic zone (30-70 metres). [View on map]

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What's known about the Southern Kangaroo Island 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 Southern Kangaroo Island marine park?

The values, pressures and activities in this region.

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