Great Australian Bight


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Great Australian Bight

A wide bay of the Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Australia. Much of the coastline consists of high cliffs along the southern edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Great Australian Bight

n
(Placename) a wide bay of the Indian Ocean, in S Australia, extending from Cape Pasley to the Eyre Peninsula: notorious for storms

Great′ Austral′ian Bight′


n.
a wide bay in S Australia.
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Noun1.Great Australian Bight - a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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On 16 November 2015, NOPSEMA made a decision that it was not satisfied that BP s environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight had met regulatory requirements.
The company will start its deep-water drill campaign in the Great Australian Bight in 2016, Holmes said.
The fleet of 12 matched Clipper 70 ocean racers had a stopover in Albany, Western Australia last November, before sailing east across the Great Australian Bight, around Tasmania and onto Sydney so as to take part as the Clipper fleet in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
The reserves will protect an impressive array of globally unique ecosystems, including the majestic seamounts off the east coast, the mysterious deep waters of the Diamantina Fracture Zone and the waters of the Great Australian Bight.
19 teams will participate in this year's event, which will start on August 27th in Ceduna, SA, on the Great Australian Bight and finish in Darwin, NT, in the Top End on September 8th.
Melbourne, May 29 (ANI): A trainee pilot was suspended from flying after an incident in which he blacked out for 55 minutes and overshot the Parafield airport, heading out to the Great Australian Bight.
07[degrees] S) on 15 April 2008, from where it continued to the area of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, in the Great Australian Bight (139.
The four permits, the first to be issued since 2000 in the environmentally sensitive Great Australian Bight off South Australia state, cleared the way for BP to explore waters up to 4,600 metres deep in some areas.
They also examined scientific and historical references to handfishes and their classification, and discovered similarities between a handfish from the Great Australian Bight and a 50-million-year-old fossil at the Pesciara Cave deposits at Monte Bolca in Northern Italy.
Ken Williamson, Senior Vice President of ION's Integrated Seismic Solutions group, commented, "The BightSPAN dataset should allow our clients to better define the potential of the deepwater areas of South Australia's Great Australian Bight and provide a clear understanding of the multiple source rock intervals and migration pathways of the region.
Would the Great Australian Bight be called a bay, a lake, or a sea if it were located in the U.
The British media have affectionately labelled him 'the boy from Streaky Bay' in tribute to his home town, tucked away on the shores of the Great Australian Bight a few hundred miles west of Adelaide, and McEvoy laughs when the subject comes up.