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Bunurong Marine National Park
The Bunurong Marine National Park () is a state park, protected Marine habitats, marine national park located off the coast of Cape Paterson in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, Victoria, Australia. The marine national park is located about southwest of and about off the coastline. The coastal waters protect a range of habitats including intertidal reefs, subtidal rocky reefs, algal gardens and seagrass beds. The waters are cool, akin to Victoria’s central and western coasts. However, they are relatively protected from south-westerly swells due to the location of far away King Island (Tasmania), King Island, Tasmania. The Bunurong Marine National Park is an outstretching middle section of the Bunurong Marine Park. Both parks draw their name from the Indigenous Australians, Australian Aboriginal Bunurong people who are the traditional owners of the land and water in the region. Etymology The Bunurong parks are named after the Bunurong Aboriginal people wh ...
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Cape Paterson
Cape Paterson () is a cape and seaside village located near the town of Wonthaggi, south-east of Melbourne via the South Gippsland Highway, South Gippsland and Bass Highway (Victoria), Bass Highways, in the Bass Coast Shire of Gippsland, Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. Known originally for the discovery of coal by William Hovell in 1826, it is now extremely popular for its beaches and rockpool and at the Census in Australia#2011, 2011 census, it had a population of 718. Cape Paterson has six beaches. Cape Paterson was named by James Grant (navigator), Lieut. James Grant in 1801 to honour explorer William Paterson (explorer), Lieut. Col. William Paterson, second in command of the Botany Bay (Sydney) battalion. Today Cape Paterson is a small town near the larger town of Wonthaggi. It is a popular tourist destination and has a large influx of campers during the summer months. Fishing is very popular there. Cape Paterson has 2 local lifesaving clubs. The Wonthaggi ...
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Bass River (Victoria)
The Bass River, a perennial river The Gangi River of Arrah, India">Arrah.html" ;"title="Gangi River of Arrah">Gangi River of Arrah, India A perennial stream or perennial river is a stream or river (channel) which has constant stream throughout the year through parts of its stre ... of the Western Port Western Port, (Boonwurrung language, Boonwurrung: ''Warn Marin'') commonly but unofficially known as Western Port Bay, is a large Tide, tidal bay in southern Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, opening into Bass Strait. It is the second l ... catchment, is located in the West Gippsland West Gippsland, a region of Gippsland Gippsland is a rural region of Victoria, Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent ... region of the Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country compris ...
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Anderson Inlet
The Anderson Inlet, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Andersons Inlet, is a shallow and dynamic estuary in South Gippsland, Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait. It forms a almost enclosed bay next to the town of Inverloch, Victoria, Inverloch, for which it provides a popular and protected beach. At low tide its intertidal mudflats provide important feeding habitat for bird migration, migratory waders. It is also an important area for recreational fishing. It is named after Samuel Anderson pioneer explorer the first European to settle in the area. Tourism Inverloch, Victoria, Inverloch is an important tourist town, with visitor numbers swelling in the summer months due to the coastal lifestyle and proximity to Melbourne. Anderson Inlet's popularity is hinged on the almost-enclosed bay, making it a protected beach with safe swimming. At low tide the surf beach can be accessed on foot around the western headland. Anderson Inlet ...
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Slipway
A slipway, also known as boat ramp or launch or boat deployer, is a Inclined plane, ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. They are used for building and repairing ships and boats, and for launching and retrieving small boats on Boat trailer, trailers towed by automobiles and flying boats on their Landing gear, undercarriage. The nautical terms ways and skids are alternative names for slipway. A ship undergoing construction in a shipyard is said to be ''on the ways''. If a ship is Ship breaking, scrapped there, she is said to be ''broken up in the ways''. As the word "slip" implies, the ships or boats are moved over the ramp, by way of crane or fork lift. Prior to the move the vessel's Hull (watercraft), hull is coated with Grease (lubricant), grease, which then allows the ship or boat to "slip" off of the ramp and progress safely into the water. Slipways are used to launch (newly built) large ships, but can only dry-dock or repair smalle ...
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Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is a type of underwater diving Underwater diving, as a human activity, is the practice of descending below the water's surface to interact with the environment. Immersion in water and exposure to high ambient pressure have physiological effects that limit the depths and du ... whereby divers use breathing equipment that is completely independent of a surface air supply. The name "scuba", an acronym for " Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus", was coined by Christian J. Lambertsen in a patent submitted in 1952. Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas A breathing gas is a mixture of gaseous chemical elements and compounds used for breathing, respiration. Air is the most common, and only natural, breathing gas. But other mixtures of gases, or pure oxygen, are also used in breathing equipment ..., usually compressed air Compressed air is kept under a that is greater than . Compressed air is an important medium for transfer of ene ...
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Snorkelling
Snorkeling ( British and Commonwealth English spelling: snorkelling) is the practice of swimming Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water, or other liquid, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Locomotion is achieved through coordinated movement of the limbs and the body to achieve hydrodynamic thrust whic ... on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask A diving mask (also half mask, dive mask or scuba mask) is an item of diving equipment Diving most often refers to: * Diving (sport), the sport of jumping into deep water * Underwater diving, human activity underwater for recreational or occupat ..., a shaped breathing tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins Swimfins, swim fins or diving fins are finlike accessories worn on the feet, legs or hands and made from rubber, plastic, carbon fiber or combinations of these materials, to aid movement through the water in water sports activities such as .... In cool ...
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Caravan Park
A recreational vehicle park (RV park) or caravan park is a place where people with recreational vehicles can stay overnight, or longer, in allotted spaces known as "sites" or "campsites". They are also referred to as campgrounds, though a true campground also provides facilities for tent camping; many facilities calling themselves "RV parks" also offer tent camping or Log cabin, cabins with limited facilities. Services Allocated space (pitch/site) facilities may include: * AC power connection. (Usually rated by capacity such as 15, 20, 30 or 50 amperes.) * Drinking water connection * Sewerage, Sewer connection * Television connection (relevant to local area standards) * Telephone connection (rare outside North America) * Hotspot (Wi-Fi) Park facilities may include: * Barbecue area * Bathhouses * Convenience store * Dump station * Exercise equipment * Gift shop * Golf Courses * Hot tubs * Laundry * Picnic tables * Public toilet, Restrooms * Recreation Hall * Showers ...
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Rockpool
Tide pools or rock pools are shallow pools of seawater that form on the rocky intertidal shore. Many of these pools exist as separate bodies of water only at low tide. Many tide pools are habitats of especially adaptable animals that have engaged the attention of naturalists and marine biology, marine biologists, as well as philosophical essayists: John Steinbeck wrote in ''The Log from the Sea of Cortez'', "It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool." Zones from shallow to deep Tide pools exist in the "intertidal zone" (the area within the tidal range), which is submerged by the sea at high tides and during storms, and may receive spray from Wind wave, wave action. At other times the rocks may undergo other extreme conditions, baking in the sun or exposed to cold winds. Few organisms can survive such harsh conditions. Lichenspa and barnacles live in this zone. Different barnacle species live at very tightly constrained elevati ...
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Deakin University
Deakin University is a public university #REDIRECT Public university #REDIRECT Public university #REDIRECT Public university#REDIRECT Public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, ... in Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory * Victoria, Seychelles ..., Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous List of islands of Australia, sma .... Founded in 1974, the university was named after Alfred Deakin Alfred Deakin (3 August 18567 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Pr ...
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Campsites
A campsite or camping pitch is a place used for camping, overnight stay in an outdoor area. In UK English, a ''campsite'' is an area, usually divided into a number of pitches, where people can camp overnight using tents , camper vans or Caravan (towed trailer), caravans; this UK English use of the word is synonymous with the US English expression ''campground''. In American English, the term ''campsite'' generally means an area where an individual, family, group, or military unit can pitch a tent or park a camper; a campground may contain many campsites. There are two types of campsites: * an impromptu area (as one might decide to stop while Backpacking (wilderness), backpacking or hiking, or simply adjacent to a road through the wilderness). * a designated area with improvements and various facilities (see below). Campgrounds The term ''camp'' comes from the Latin word ''campus'', meaning "field". Therefore, a campground consists typically of open pieces of ground where a ...
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Shellfish
Shellfish is a colloquial and fisheries Fishery is the enterprise of raising or harvesting fish and other aquatic life. Commercial fisheries include wild fisheries and Fish farming, fish farms, both in fresh water (about 10% of all catch) and the oceans (about 90%). About 500 million pe ... term for exoskeleton An exoskeleton (from Greek έξω, ''éxō'' "outer" and σκελετός, ''skeletós'' "skeleton") is the external skeleton A skeleton is a structural frame that supports an animal Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular ...-bearing aquatic Aquatic means relating to water Water (chemical formula H2O) is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known li ... invertebrate Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a ''backbone'' or ''spine''), derived from ...
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Charcoal
Charcoal is a lightweight black carbon Carbon (from la, carbo "coal") is a with the C and 6. It is lic and —making four s available to form s. It belongs to group 14 of the periodic table. Carbon makes up only about 0.025 percent of Earth's crust. Three occur naturally, ... residue produced by strongly heating wood Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of tree In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated Plant stem, stem, or trunk (botany), trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. ... (or other animal Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular A multicellular organism is an organism In biology, an organism () is any organic, life, living system that functions as an individual entity. All organisms are composed of cells ... and plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Ene ...
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