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Flora and faunaEdit

Southern right whaleEdit

It is one of two locations on Australia's south coast where southern right whales come to calve during their winter migration,[2][3] the other being located off of Point Anne in Western Australia's Fitzgerald River National Park.[4][5][6]

Protected area statusEdit

The waters within the Head of the Bight are within the following marine protected areas - the Far West Coast Marine Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park Whale Sanctuary.[7][8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Search for feature SA0029827 (Head of Bight, also known as Head of Great Australian Bight)". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
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  4. ^ Reid, Elizabeth; Mawson Graduate Centre for Environmental Studies (University of Adelaide) (1996), Whale watchers of the head of the Bight: a 1995 visitor profile and implications for management, Mawson Graduate Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide, ISBN 978-0-86396-439-8
  5. ^ Pirzl, Rebecca; Burnell, Stephen R (2005), Population biology of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) at Head of Bight, South Australia in 2004, s.n., retrieved 5 March 2012
  6. ^ Burnell, Stephen R; Pirzl, Rebecca; Eubalaena (2002), Ecology and behaviour of southern right whales: Head of Bight, South Australia, 2001, Eubalaena, retrieved 5 March 2012
  7. ^ "Far West Coast Marine Park Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2012. p. 26. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ National Parks and Wildlife (Protected Animals—Marine Mammals) Regulations 2010 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (PDF). Government of South Australia (GSA), Attorney-General's Department. 2014. p. 2.

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