Shoalwater and Corio Bays

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Shoalwater and Corio Bays

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    239,100 ha
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    22°40'S 150°17'E
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Shoalwater and Corio Bays. 11/03/96; Queensland; 239,100 ha; 22°40'S 150°17'E. State Marine Park, National Estate, Fish Habitat Area. Bounded by coastline, the area's terrestrial, estuarine and marine environments represent the largest area in east Queensland containing representative ecosystems in relatively undisturbed habitats for significant floral and faunal assemblages and includes populations of rare and threatened species. The area represents a climatic overlap zone with an unusual mix of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate species. An important feeding area with high-tide roost sites for a large number and diversity of shore and migratory birds. Human activities include military activities, use by Aboriginal people, tourism, commercial and recreational fishing. Ramsar site no. 792. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

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    • state marine park
    • fish habitat reserve
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