Shark Bay


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Shark Bay

n
(Placename) a large inlet on the W coast of Western Australia, 800 km (500 miles) north of Perth; the coastline is over 1500 km (930 miles) long and has two large shallow embayments and numerous islands; noted for its large sea-grass beds, stromatolites, and colonies of dugong; a World Heritage site. Area: 2.2 million hectares. Pop: 900 (2014 est)
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A sea snake researcher at James Cook University, holds up a sea snake at Shark Bay in Australia.
Experts have found that raising the temperature by 4 degrees Celsius in Shark Bay has led to the destruction of a significant proportion of seaweed, which is the basis of the local ecosystem.
For a little bit of an adventure, visit Shark Bay to see juvenile lemon sharks swimming in the shallow waters.
They live in a place called 'Shark Bay.' Their main predators are sharks and this is just the cycle of life... It mainly occurs in the warmer months between November to February and that's when we know that the shark predation is at its greatest."
As he made for Shark Bay, Western Australia, the beast followed - and cruised alongside him.
Mr Craig said he placed his spear gun between himself and the shark as it swam around him in Shark Bay, about 800km north of Perth, the state capital.
He found himself facing the creature after his boat broke down and drifted away near Shark Bay, 550 miles from Perth.
Luckily he was spotted from the air and was picked up by a boat from the Shark Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue.
Scientists who believed life began in the ocean thought these mineral formations had formed in shallow, salty seawater, just like living stromatolites in the World Heritage-listed area of Shark Bay, which is a two-day drive from the Pilbara.
In October 1616 Dirk Hartog in the ship Eendracht sighted the Australian west coast and landed at Shark Bay. He stayed three days, left an inscribed plate and sailed for the Indies.
Mareterram owns a fleet of 10 prawn trawlers and is the largest license holder in the Western Australian Shark Bay Prawn Managed Fishery, catching and processing wild caught King and Tiger Prawns.