Marine Life in the North West

The marine waters between Ningaloo Marine Park and the Northern Territory border are of great significance. The Ningaloo Coast was World Heritage-listed in 2011 for the area’s outstanding natural beauty and exceptional biological richness. The Pilbara Islands and coastal waters provide important habitat for marine turtles, marine mammals, shorebirds and seabirds. 

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has produced a number of interesting information guides on the variety of marine life and birds that live along the Ashburton coast and Pilbara Islands. 

Marine life of the North West

Pilbara Shorebirds and Seabirds

Turtle Watching code of conduct

Pilbara Islands Vistor Guide

Pilbara Islands Visitor Map

For more information about the Pilbara Inshore Islands, visit the Parks and Wildlife website.