Shark Bay, Western Australia

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Shark Bay is in Western Australia, at the most western point of the continent of Australia. The bay includes two spectacular peninsulas that run along the mainland, and is backed by a fertile marine park. The bay’s three outstanding natural features are its immense sea-beds, its population of dugong (sea-cow) and its stromatolites. There are also five species of endangered mammals and large populations of dolphins; turtles; sharks, and rays. Whales use the bay during their migration. Shark Bay was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991.

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nland, and is backed by a fertile marine park. The bay’s three outstanding natural features are its immense sea-beds, its population of dugong (sea-cow) and its stromatolites. There are also five species of endangered mammals and large populations of dolphins; turtles; sharks, and rays. Whales use t

 

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