Great Australian Bight
Natural history [change]
The coast line of the Great Australian Bight has cliff faces (up to 60 m high), surfing beaches and rock platforms, ideal for whale-watching. The Great Australian Bight receives very little of the runoff that fertilises most continental shelves. It is essentially a marine desert. It is probably best noted for the large number of sharks that frequent its coastal waters, as well as the increasing numbers of Southern Right Whales that migrate in the region.
One location on the bight that is for the understanding of the natural history on its coastline is the Eyre Bird Observatory.
- "Great Australian Bight". Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/242885/Great-Australian-Bight. Retrieved 29 September 2011.