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Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Lord Howe Island Marine Park is a protected a total area of 6- 22 km (3- 12 mi) around Lord Howe Island east of Australia.

 

 

 

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Area: 465.45 km²

 

 

 

Description of Lord Howe Island Marine Park

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Lord Howe Island Marine Park was established in 2000 under the NSW Marine Park Act of 1997 to protect coral reef biosphere around Lord Howe Island with a total area of 465.45 km². Due to its biodiversity it was recieved the status of a World Heritage Site. Geographic isolation of Lord Howe Island was largely untouched by human activity. Its marine world is roughly divided into three distinct marine habitat communities. They include coral reefs, macroalgal beds and opean sea communities. Lord Howe Island Marine Park is particularly famous for its 305 benthic algae species including 47 endemic species that can't be found in the Pacidic Ocean. Its fauna is diverse with over 400 species of fish, of which about 10% are endemic to teh area of Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

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