Coasts: The Kimberley

Where Is The Kimberly Located. What Are 4 Significant Features of The Kimberly and What Are Some Enviroments of The Kimberly ?

The Kimberley is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is in the northern part of Western Australia bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean on the north by the Timor Sea on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts and on the east by the Northern Territory. 4 significant features of the Kimberly are: Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Geikie Gorge and the Sandstone Gorges. The main environments of the Kimberly are Mangroves and Coral.
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What are The Significant Aboriginal Culture and Herritage. What are 2 Examples of Flora and Fauna Species Along The Coast and What are The tides and currents of The Kimberly ?

The west Kimberley is one of Australia's very special places. It is a vast area of dramatic and relatively undisturbed landscapes that has great biological richness and provides important geological and fossil evidence of Australia's evolutionary history. Australia's native plants vary across the many different natural environments of the country. In the tropical regions of north Queensland, Arnhem Land and the Kimberleys there are many native fruit trees, such as figs and green plums. Where water is scarce in central Australia, the plants are spread thinly over the land and Aborigines rely on fruits such as bush tomatoes and quandong or native peach. Variations in tidal amplitude are caused by the differing gratitional forces exerted by the sun and the moon at various stages of the lunar cycle. The vertical rise and fall of the tides also creates ‘tidal currents’, the ebb and flow of water into and out of bays and estuaries. Water flowing in is called a flood current, and water flowing out an ebb current.

Identification of any Threats To This Coastline. 5 Statistical Data about The Coast. And At Least 5 Labelled Images.

The Kimberley is famous world-wide for its rich ecology. However, the region faces serious threats from invasive species like the cane toad and weeds that out-compete native species. Mild, early-season fires that once sustained the region have now been replaced by late-season infernos that lay waste to whole landscapes. On land, many of these threats are caused, or exacerbated by, cattle grazing on fragile environments.Massive gas and mining projects also threaten the Kimberley, its coral reefs and islands. Major industrial developments that are planned could lead to the loss of habitat for unique species and damage natural processes.Averaged across the State as a whole, 2013 was WA's warmest year since comparable records commenced in 1910. Maximum temperatures were very much above average across most of the State, with a few sites in southern parts of WA recording their warmest year on record.

WA also recorded its second highest annual mean minimum temperature on record. Minimum temperatures were similarly very much above average across most of WA, with a number of sites, particularly in southern WA, recording their warmest year on record in terms of overnight temperatures.