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DID YOU KNOW…?

The nitty gritty details about Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.

Many of us live along the coasts of Port Phillip and Western Port Bays, yet how much do we really know about the diverse and unique marine environment existing alongside us?

Port Phillip Bay is home to over 1,000 species of marine life, with a remarkable diversity of habitats. Western Port Bay is a UNESCO Biosphere, containing 3 of Victoria’s 13 Marine National Parks, boarded by salt marshes and mangroves with sea grass meadows waving gently on the mudflats. New research is constantly being published and governments are updating their regulations and guidelines around how we interact with the marine and coastal environment.

To help you stay up to date, we have brought together the latest environmental management advice, recent published research, and detailed information surrounding the two bays.

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16/05/2022

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Climate Change Could Be Hardest On Marine Species

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Popes Eye and Australasian Gannets

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Southern Port Phillip

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16/11/2018

International Whaling Commission Case Study on Dolphin Tourism in Victoria

A case study on the management of dolphin tourism in Port Phillip is featured in Whale Watching Handbook published by the International Whaling Commission and the Convention on Migratory Species. The…

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