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Deep Mysteries of the Perth Canyon

It is deeper and longer than the Grand Canyon. It attracts hundreds of hungry whales to the Western Australian coast each summer. And it is right off the coast of Perth, just west of Rottnest Island. Carmelo Amalfi delves into the mysteries of the so-called Perth Canyon – the biggest submarine canyon on the west coast and a biological hotspot supporting a diversity of marine life, Western Fisheries article by C. Amalfi, Jul 2006, pg. 28-31


  • Biodiversity
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Ocean Currents



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