Every year, hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the marine environment of the proposed "Ngari Capes" marine park, which extends from Busselton around the Leeuwin and Naturaliste coasts to Augusta.
The park will protect the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere at Busselton, with its awesome underwater observatory, the huge wreck of the HMAS Swan, caves and overhangs alive with brightly-coloured sea squirts, sponges, soft corals, sea stars, sea urchins, crustaceans and shellfish and large fish, such as jewfish, harlequinfish and the western blue groper. "Ngari" is the local Aboriginal name for salmon, which migrate through the park in autumn. In winter and spring, watching humpback, southern right whales and even blue whales —the largest living animals on Earth— is very popular. The park will also encompass the world-famous surf breaks at Yallingup and Margaret River.
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