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Melbourne - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
is made up of six separate areas including Swan Bay, Great Sands (Mud Islands),
Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye and Portsea Hole incorporating a total
of 3,580 hectares.
types found within the park include seagrass beds, sheltered intertidal mudflats,
intertidal sandy beaches and rocky shores, subtidal soft substrata and rocky
reefs, as well as the open water environment. The diversity and abundance
of marine flora and fauna in this region are greater than many comparable
habitats elsewhere in the world. The park is located in an area renowned for
its diversity of migratory wader birds and includes a number of sites listed
under a number of treaties to protect migratory bird habitat including International
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention).
The Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is located at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay, including the entrance to the bay at Port Phillip Heads
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