Port Phillip Bay

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Port Phil·lip Bay

A large deep-water inlet of Bass Strait on the southeast coast of Australia. The first permanent British settlement on the bay was at Melbourne in 1835.
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Port Phillip Bay

(ˈfɪlɪp) or

Port Phillip

(Placename) a bay in SE Australia, which forms the harbour of Melbourne
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Port` Phil′lip Bay′

a bay in SE Australia: the harbor of Melbourne. 31 mi. (50 km) long; 25 mi. (40 km) wide.
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Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin 1791), a polychaete annelid known alternatively as the giant European or Mediterranean fan worm, is an invasive marine pest species that was first detected in the Geelong arm of Port Phillip Bay in the late 1980s (Carey and Watson 1992).
In the case of the Australian teenager's bloody experience, whatever attacked him did it at a beach along Port Phillip Bay, which connects to larger bodies of water, like the Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania.
The best-documented traditions, some mythologised, are presented for six sites around the Australian coast (Bathurst and Melville Islands, Northern Territory; Rottnest, Carnac and Garden Islands, Western Australia; Spencer Gulf, South Australia; Kangaroo Island, South Australia; Port Phillip Bay, Victoria; Cairns and Fitzroy Island, Queensland).
Melbourne stands uncontested with world-class sporting facilities such as the iconic MCG, Etihad Stadium and AAMI Park and this year will also be able to claim Port Phillip Bay as their largest sporting precinct to date.
Residents living on Level 33 and above will have exclusive access to the Azure Club, which will house a private lounge, gym and function facilities, as well an infinity pool; a spectacular elliptical showpiece that will amaze with its incredible vistas of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay.
However, on the lastday of the six-day regatta - and in the last race to be staged on Port Phillip Bay - Robertson, Stodel and Thomas did enough to edge victory by a point from Australia's erstwhile series leaders Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden.
The gale force winds coming off Bass Straight often give the heads of Port Phillip Bay a battering.
LYING in the south-east of Australia, Melbourne is the capital of Victoria state and sits on Yarra River in Port Phillip Bay. It's a stop off for cruise ships, due to its restored 19th century architecture, built following the goldrush.
The team studied dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica) that live in waters of Southern Australia including Port Phillip Bay and Tasmania and reach about 7cm long at adult size.
Williamstown, in the south eastern part of the municipality, is the oldest continuous settlement on Port Phillip Bay. Communities grew around specific industries in the decades following settlement, such as the railway workshops in Newport and Spotswood.