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Indonesia

Indonesia

Papua New Guinea

10°S

. Darwin !

North Marine Region

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Weipa

15°S

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Wyndham

North-west Marine Region
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Broome

Derby

. Cairns !

Coral Sea Marine Region

Townsville
20°S

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Port Hedland

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New Caledonia Northern Territory
Mackay
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Exmouth

Queensland
25°S 25°S

Western Australia

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Kalbarri
. Geraldton !

. Brisbane !

Temperate East Marine Region
South Australia

Norfolk Island
30°S

30°S

. Coffs Harbour !

. Perth !

Eucla ! .
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Ceduna

New South Wales
Newcastle
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Lord Howe Island

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Bunbury

Esperance

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35°S

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Canberra ! .

South-west Marine Region

Victoria Melbourne . !

Warrnambool
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40°S

. Burnie !

Tasmania

Important areas for humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Behaviour Calving known to occur Breeding known to occur Foraging known to occur Resting known to occur Migration known to occur Species known core range Other known aggregation area
Indicative Map Only: This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of geographic scales and quality. Species distributions are indicative only and not to be used for local assessment. Local knowledge and information should be sought to confirm the presence of the species, or its habitat, at the location of interest. Caveat: The information presented in this map has been provided by a range of groups and agencies. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken by the Commonwealth for errors or omissions, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility in respect of any information or advice given in relation to, or as a consequence of, anything containing herein.
45°S

Hobart . !
Approximate scale (km) 400 Projection: Geographics 0 50 100 200 300 Approximate scale (nautical miles) 400

Maritime boundaries Limit of coastal waters Marine region boundaries Limit of Australian exclusive economic zone Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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Australian Government data sources: DSEWPaC (2011): Biologically Important Areas in the North-west Marine Region DSEWPaC (2011): Biologically Important Areas for Cetaceans in the Temperate East Marine Region DSEWPaC (2011): Biologically Important Areas for Humpback Whale in the Coral Sea Marine Region DSEWPaC (2010): Biologically Important Areas in the South-west Marine Region DSEWPaC (2010): Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database DSEWPaC (2006): Commonwealth Marine Planning Regions DSEWPaC (2005): Distribution, migration and recognised aggregation areas of the humpback whale DSEWPaC (2005): Species of National Environmental Significance Database Geoscience Australia (2006): Australian Maritime Boundaries (AMB) v2.0 Geoscience Australia (2003): GEODATA TOPO 2.5M Produced by the Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN). Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. © Commonwealth of Australia 2013

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