An introduction to the Commonwealth Marine Reserves of South-east Australia
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, July 2007
- Beyond and beneath the blue horizon - An introduction to the Commonwealth Marine Reserves of South-east Australia (PDF - 575 KB)
About the poster
Australia's South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network is the first temperate deep sea network of marine reserves in the world.
This large 226,458 square kilometre network covers representative examples of the diverse seafloor features and associated habitats found in the South-east Marine Region.
The reserves include striking features such as underwater canyons and mountains, and the diverse marine life associated with them, some of which is new to science and found nowhere else in the world.
The Reserve Network compromises 13 Marine Protected Areas all located in Commonwealth waters in the South-east Marine Region stretching from the far south coast of New South Wales, around Tasmania and Victoria and west to Kangaroo Island off South Australia.
These reserves will protect the precious ocean life and habitats that lie beyond and beneath the blue horizon.
The poster has a map of the South-east Network on the back.