Great Australian Bight


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Great Australian Bight,

wide bay of the Indian Ocean, indenting the southern coast of Australia. An unbroken line of cliffs c.200 ft (60 m) high runs along the coast and extends inland as the arid and desolate Nullarbor Plain. The bight is very stormy during winter months.

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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Young-of-the-year move down the west coast of Australia and first appear in the Great Australian Bight as 1-year olds.
However, Independent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon will push for a bill giving the commonwealth the final say on drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
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The multimillion dollar Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program, funded by Chevron, aims to answer questions about the geology and ecology of this unique region.
And so adult fish taken by Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese longliners are part of the same population as schooling juveniles captured in purse-seines by domestic fishers off the Great Australian Bight and adults taken by Indonesian boats on the spawning ground.
The Great Australian Bight Marine Park was proclaimed to protect the southern right whale and Australian sea lion, and to preserve a sample of the area's unique sea floor environment.
The recent declaration of a marine park embracing the southern right whale breeding grounds at the head of the Great Australian Bight is a significant source for hope for that species, he believes.
Contract Awarded for Manage the supply base for upcoming exploration program in the Great Australian Bight.
Meanwhile, the federal government continues to negotiate access to the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, with a likely corridor for a pipeline to shore, despite repeated warnings from the conservation movement, fishing industry and scientific community.
As these relatively warm and cold regions pass south of Australia, they often flood the Great Australian Bight and surround Tasmania.
Continuing its investment in South Australia, BP will next month lodge development applications for a multi-million dollar aviation base at Ceduna, which will support its initial exploration drilling activities in the Great Australian Bight.
The cliffs at the edge of the Great Australian Bight Marine Protected Area are a regular visiting spot for the southern right whale.