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Head of the Bight
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Coastline typical of that viewed at the Head of the Bight
Location South Australia
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Type Bay
Basin countries Australia

Head of the Bight (also called Head of Bight) is a bay located in South Australia at the most northern extent of the Great Australian Bight.

Flora and fauna

Southern right whale

It is one of two locations on Australia's south coast where Southern Right Whales come to calve during their winter migration, the other being located off of Point Anne in Western Australia's Fitzgerald River National Park.

Protected area status

The waters within the Head of the Bight are within the following protected areas - the Far West Coast Marine Park and the Great Australian Bight Marine Park Whale Sanctuary.


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