Australia: The Shark Bay region (World Heritage Area in Western Australia) is the focus of a new 1:250 00 scale topographic map recently released by Geoscience Australia. The map includes Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay Marine Park and the coastal zone from Carnarvon in the north to about 35 kilometres south of Hamelin Pool. The reverse side of the map depicts the same area using a satellite image with an overlay of major roads as well as insets featuring the towns of Carnarvon and Denham.
The Department of Environment and Conservation contributed information during the compilation of the map. Information was also supplied by Australian Government agencies, including the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
Shark Bay has the largest area of seagrass (over 4000 square kilometres) and twelve seagrass species