Great Australian Bight


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Great Australian Bight,

wide bay of the Indian Ocean, indenting the southern coast of Australia in Western Australia and South Australia. An unbroken line of cliffs c.200 ft (60 m) high runs along much of the coast and extends inland in E Western Australia and W South Australia as the arid and desolate Nullarbor Plain. The bight is very stormy during winter months. The local fisheries are economically important to South Australia.

Great Australian Bight

a wide bay of the Indian Ocean, in S Australia, extending from Cape Pasley to the Eyre Peninsula: notorious for storms
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The Great Australian Bight is one of the last remaining offshore frontier exploration basins in Australia and, indeed, the Asia--Pacific," Wood Mackenzie's head of Southeast Asian oil and gas research, Andrew Harwood, told The Australian.
Young-of-the-year move down the west coast of Australia and first appear in the Great Australian Bight as 1-year olds.
The Great Australian Bight remains highly prospective and exploration has occurred safely in the past, including the drilling of 13 wells since 1972.
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.
In early June, Martin Ferguson pre-empted the south-west planning process by announcing seabed areas in the Great Australian Bight for future petroleum exploration and extraction.
Dr Letnic's project took him from the Great Australian Bight to Coopers Creek in south-west Queensland on both sides of the dingo barrier fence.
The site of the University of Tasmania's 30-meter (100-foot) radio telescope, Ceduna is known for its beaches as well as sport fishing and whale watching along the Great Australian Bight.
We catch them wild aged about 3 to 4 years with a big `purse seine' net in the Great Australian Bight then transfer the fish and tow them in.
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The Great Australian Bight Marine Park is one of the largest in the world--spanning South Australian and Commonwealth waters.
His menu features everything from succulent Coffin Bay oysters, farmed close to the Great Australian Bight, to delectable King George whiting and crayfish from Robe, in south-eastern Australia.