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Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve

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Nearest town or city  Bremer Bay
Area  4,472 km²
Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve
Managing authorities  Department of the Environment (Australia)

The Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 4472 km2 marine reserve, with a depth range of about 15–5000 m, lying in the Southern Ocean off the southern coast of Western Australia about 50 km south-east of the town of Bremer Bay. An area of 284 km2, comprising the northernmost section adjoining Western Australia’s coastal waters, has been zoned as a marine national park (IUCN Category II), with the remainder as multiple use or special purpose zones (IUCN Category VI).

FaunaEdit

The reserve provides important seasonal calving habitat for southern right whales as well as supporting migrating humpback whales. It is a foraging area for Australian sea lions, Indian yellow-nosed albatrosses, flesh-footed shearwaters, soft-plumaged petrels and great white sharks. It also encompasses Bremer Canyon, a submarine canyon known as a biodiversity hotspot supporting seasonal aggregations of sperm and killer whales.

References

Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve Wikipedia


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