South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network - Overview
|Network area||388 464 km2|
|Number of reserves||14 reserves (ranging in size from 537 to 162 000 km2)
|Types of zoning||
Key conservation values
- Features with high biodiversity and productivity, such as the east Tasmania subtropical convergence zone, Bass Cascade, upwelling east of Eden, seamounts south and east of Tasmania, Bonney coast upwelling
- Breeding and resting areas for southern right whale
- Migration areas for blue, fin, sei, southern right and humpback whales
- Foraging areas for Australian sea lion, white shark, Harrison's dogfish, killer and sei whales, Australasian gannet, fairy prion, black-faced cormorant, little penguin, crested tern, and several species of seal, penguin, albatross, petrel, shear-water and gulls
- Wrecks of MV City of Rayville, SS Cambridge and ketch Eliza Davies.
- 10 provincial bioregions and 17 seafloor types are represented in the network.