Discovering the Kimberly Coast

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We are only just discovering our oceans. For most of human history we focused on land. The water was useful to finding new land areas, for mapping land areas, and so on.

But now we are turning our eyes on the oceans, and there is so little we know.

Take the Kimberly Coast, an enormous stretch of land on the northwest corner of Australia. There could be thousands of whales using this stretch of water and naturalists are scrambling to learn more.

This article says these parts are “crucial calving, mating, feeding and resting habitat for humpback whales, and important for a range of other species such as dugong, sea turtles, and Australia‚Äôs unique snubfin dolphin,”