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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TERRIFYING As he made for Shark Bay, Western Australia, the beast followed - and cruised alongside him.
The model showed areas south of Lake Eyre and west of Lake Torrens in South Australia and a large area around Shark Bay, Western Australia and other areas in south-western Australia with a high potential to yield new megafauna fossils.
He and colleagues Srdan Randic, William Sherwin and Michael Krutzen examined the ranging and behaviour of over 120 adult dolphins in a large study area at Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Abstract--The western butterfish (Pentapodus vitta) is numerous in the bycatch of prawn trawling and recreational fishing in Shark Bay, Western Australia.