Australian Marine Parks

The Coral Sea Marine Park is one of the world’s largest marine parks.

It covers 989,924 square kilometres and lies off the coast of Queensland.

The marine park has a diverse array of habitats, such as coral reefs, sandy cays, deep sea plains and canyons.

The park includes iconic black marlin spawning aggregations near Osprey Reef, and every year humpback whales migrate through the marine park from Antarctica.

Six of the world’s seven species of marine turtles can be found in the Coral Sea.

It’s a popular place for fishing, snorkelling, diving and boating. Visitors experience offshore reefs, islands, cays and deeper waters.

The park also supports commercial fishing and shipping, which contribute to economic growth, employment and social wellbeing in Queensland coastal towns and communities.

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