The biggest humpback whale calving area in the southern hemisphere will be protected within a new marine park to be created on the Kimberley coast by the West Australian government.
The creation of Camden Sound Marine Park, about 300km northeast of Broome, was announced by Premier Colin Barnett and Environment Minister Bill Marmion on Thursday.
Spokesman John Carey said an estimated 22,000 mothers and baby whales would have a safe and secure home during WA's winter months.
'The reefs and marine life of the Kimberley are as significant as what's found on the Great Barrier Reef. However, to date less than one per cent of the region has had any protection,' he said.
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